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Old April 26th, 2010, 11:24 AM
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Thumbs up XSL/XPATH namespace issue


I am having trouble figuring out what am I doing wrong in the following transform. I think that it has something to do with the"a" namespace declaration in the input XML file.

Input XML:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl"?>
<t:author xmlns:t="http://namespace.t.com">
	<a:name xmlns:a="http://namespaces.a.com">John</a:name>
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" 
<xsl:template match="/">
	<xsl:variable name="n" select="t:author/t:basicinfo/t:codename/text()"/>
             <!-- I don't understand why this variable does not get initialized with the next John -->
	<xsl:variable name="u" select="t:author/t:basicinfo/t:codename/a:name/text()"/>
		<xsl:value-of select="$n"/>
		<xsl:value-of select="$u"/>
Ouput XML:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<Best xmlns:a="http://namespaces.a.com" xmlns:fo="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Format" xmlns:t="http://namespace.t.com">
    <!--I would expect the node below to contain John as its text contents -->
Any input would be very much appreciated. Thank you,
Old April 26th, 2010, 11:28 AM
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The name element is not a child of the codename element so I am not sure why you use that path you have.
If you use
<xsl:variable name="u" select="t:author/t:basicinfo/a:name/text()"/>
or better yet
<xsl:variable name="u" select="t:author/t:basicinfo/a:name"/>
then all should be fine.
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Old April 26th, 2010, 11:31 AM
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Thank you Martin. I have been staring at the screen for too long

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