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RE: xsl:copy-of copies what?

Subject: RE: xsl:copy-of copies what?
From: "Michael Kay" <michael.h.kay@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 23:11:21 -0000
RE:  xsl:copy-of copies what?
> 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.

Yes, the DOCTYPE is not in the infoset or the XPath model, and therefore
can't be copied.

But processing instructions and comments are in the infoset and they are
nodes in the XPath model, so they can be copied.

Mike Kay

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