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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: TW <zupftom@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 07:51:20 +0100
Re:  Is it legal to do <xsl:copy-of  select="element/@a
2011/2/9 Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>:
>> 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"

That's precisely what I was loosely quoting.  But that section's
heading says "Creating Attributes with xsl:attribute" and doesn't
specifically mention that the same behavior is expected for copying
attributes using xsl:copy-of (neither does the section about

Thomas W.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-xslt-19991116#copy-of

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