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RE: xsl:copy-of copies what?

Subject: RE: xsl:copy-of copies what?
From: "Stuart Celarier" <stuart@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 14:36:59 -0800
doctype copying
DTD constructs, such as DOCTYPE, are not XML elements. (DTD constructs are
metadata, not data.) That's why you can't use <xsl:copy-of/> to copy the
DOCTYPE. Similarly, <xsl:copy-of/> will not copy XML comments or processing
instructions because they are not XML elements, and they are not part of the
XML Infoset. Hope that helps.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of David Carlisle
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2002 08:44
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re:  xsl:copy-of copies what?

> i can't seem to find much detail on what types of nodes are copied over
> by xsl:copy-of - it specifies how to copy element nodes and says about the
> root node that it is copied by copying its children.
> though which ones??

copying a root node causes all it's children to be copied.

> can't copy the doctype, any others that should be avoided?

There are no doctype nodes in the XPath data model. So the doctype is
not seen in the input tree, and so not copied.


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