[xquery-talk] Constructing namespace nodes
mike at saxonica.com
Mon Feb 7 00:57:33 PST 2011
> So for this particular case I believe I need a concrete node (element or
> attribute) which holds onto a reference to these namespaces so they don't
> get discarded.
It shouldn't be necessary: if you choose the right options in the query
prolog, namespaces should not be discarded.
> But this leads to another question . I should probably post this to xsl-list
> but I am shy about cross-posting mid-thread so I'll ask it here first.
> Is there some variation in XSLT to<xsl:namespace> which declares namespaces
> for use by match expressions ?
> I'm already making use of the xpath-default-namespace but tried to use
> <xsl:namespace> to declare non default prefixes and of course it didn't
> work. The documentation is clear that this only affects serialization, not
> xpath or match expressions.
xsl:namespace creates namespace declarations in the result tree - it has
no effect on the interpretation of namespaces in the stylesheet. For
that you use standard XML namespace declarations, xmlns:prefix="uri",
which can appear on any element that is an ancestor-or-self of the
element containing the match or select attribute where the prefix is used.
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