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Old January 17th, 2008, 08:51 PM
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Default Extended namespace not showing in xml

Here is a xslt that i have where I have two namespaces. When I transform an existing xml using this xslt, the output does not list both the namespaces at the top. It does not list the "xmlns:test" namespace at the top. Instead it lists the namespace for each extended element. for e.g.
<test:RecievingType xmlns:test="http://test/retail/ArtsPOSLogExt/">XGRF</test:RecievingType>

Do you know how I can fix this?


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="2.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" xmlns:test="http://test/retail/ArtsPOSLogExt/" xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:fn="http://www.w3.org/2005/xpath-functions" xmlns="http://www.nrf-arts.org/IXRetail/namespace/" xsi:schemaLocation="http://test/retail/ArtsPOSLogExt/ ArtsPOSLogExtForReceipt.xsd http://www.nrf-arts.org/IXRetail/namespace/ POSLogV221.xsd">
  <xsl:template match="/">
    <xsl:element name="POSLog">
      <xsl:attribute name="xsi:schemaLocation" >http://test/retail/ArtsPOSLogExt/ ArtsPOSLogExtForReceipt.xsd http://www.nrf-arts.org/IXRetail/namespace/ POSLogV221.xsd</xsl:attribute>
  <xsl:template match="/results/st">
    <xsl:element name="Transaction">
      <xsl:element name="RetailStoreID">
        <xsl:value-of select="@RetailStoreID"/>
      <xsl:element name="test:RecievingType">
        <xsl:value-of select="@ReceivingType"/>
       <xsl:element name="test:PackingSlip">
       <xsl:value-of select="substring(@Comments ,5)"/>


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<POSLog xsi:schemaLocation="http://test/retail/ArtsPOSLogExt/ ArtsPOSLogExtForReceipt.xsd http://www.nrf-arts.org/IXRetail/namespace/ POSLogV221.xsd" xmlns="http://www.nrf-arts.org/IXRetail/namespace/" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <test:RecievingType xmlns:test="http://test/retail/ArtsPOSLogExt/">XGRF</test:RecievingType>
   <test:PackingSlip xmlns:test="http://test/retail/ArtsPOSLogExt/"></test:PackingSlip>

Old January 18th, 2008, 05:17 AM
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The simplest solution is to use literal result elements instead of xsl:element in all cases where the element name is a constant. That is, change

  <xsl:template match="/">
    <xsl:element name="POSLog">
      <xsl:attribute name="xsi:schemaLocation" >http://test/retail/ArtsPOSLogExt/ ArtsPOSLogExtForReceipt.xsd http://www.nrf-arts.org/IXRetail/namespace/ POSLogV221.xsd</xsl:attribute>


  <xsl:template match="/">
    <POSLog xsi:schemaLocation="http://test/retail/ArtsPOSLogExt/

Firstly, literal result elements are a lot more readable. Secondly, a literal result element copies all the namespaces that are in scope in the stylesheet, except any that you exclude using exclude-result-prefixes. Generally this gives a better result than xsl:element, which doesn't copy namespaces from the stylesheet.

The alternative, since you're using XSLT 2.0, is to use the xsl:namespace instruction to explicitly attach a namespace node to the POSLog element.

Michael Kay
Author, XSLT Programmer's Reference and XPath 2.0 Programmer's Reference

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