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Re: Setting default namespace in document output with

Subject: Re: Setting default namespace in document output with <xsl:result-document>
From: Andrew Welch <andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 22:35:05 +0100
Re:  Setting default namespace in document output with
On 25 April 2011 22:09, Steve Fogel <STEVE.FOGEL@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi, all.
> I'm wondering how to set the default namespace in, say, the <html> tag of an output document when creating the document with <xsl:result-document>.
> I would like the <html> tag to look like this:
> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
> Right now it looks like this:
> <html xml:lang="en" lang="en">

Just write that directly eg:

<xsl:result-document  ...>
  <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">

...or set the default namespace on an ancestor of the <html> literal
result element in the xml-that-is-the-xslt, which is a long way of
saying set the xhtml namespace on your xsl:stylesheet element.

> I would also like any <link> or <meta> elements in the <head> section to not contain namespace declarations. In other words, I want to avoid what I'm getting now, which is:
> <meta xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"></meta>
> .
> <link xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" rel="copyright" href="../../dcommon/html/cpyr.htm" title="Copyright" type="text/html"></link>
> .

That will resolve itself once the ancestor <html> is in the right
namespace, but again its caused by scoping of the namespace in the
xml-that-is-the-xslt... Its intuitive to think that because an element
is added to the result as a descendant of <html> it will take on the
default namespace, but its the location in your stylesheet that
decides what default namespace it has.  A good thing to do until the
penny drops is to use a prefix for the xhtml namespace, then its
pretty clear.

Andrew Welch

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