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Re: Is it legal to do <xsl:copy-of select="element/@a

Subject: Re: Is it legal to do <xsl:copy-of select="element/@attribute"/>?
From: Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2011 16:07:15 -0800
Re:  Is it legal to do <xsl:copy-of  select="element/@a
> Can I rely on the rule for <xsl:attribute/>
> being applied that says, when adding an attribute, any already
> existing attribute of the same name is replaced?

Yes, the XSLT 1.0 specification
(http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-xslt-19991116#creating-attributes)  is
precize about this:

"Adding an attribute to an element replaces any existing attribute of
that element with the same expanded-name"



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On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 3:59 PM, TW <zupftom@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Is it legal to copy attributes that are collected from a bunch of
> different elements into a result element using
> B <xsl:copy-of select="element/@attribute"/>?
>
> It works in the processors I've tested, but as the same attribute may
> occur several times in the selected node set, but can only be present
> once in the output, I'm not sure whether it's O.K. to do something
> like this (in XSLT 1.0). B Can I rely on the rule for <xsl:attribute/>
> being applied that says, when adding an attribute, any already
> existing attribute of the same name is replaced?  Or is the processor
> behavior implementation-dependent in such a situation?
>
> Thanks!
> Thomas W.

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