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- From: "Steve Muench" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: "Barton Stanley" <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 18:50:09 -0700
The Oracle XML Parser v184.108.40.206 implements
the October 8, 1999 XSLT Proposed Recommendation,
so the XSL URI is likely the culprit here.
The reason your stylesheet gets returned
is that, since the processor doesn't
recognize your <xsl:stylesheet> element
as being from the namespace with
namespace URI http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform ,
it has to assume that you just picked the three
letters "xsl" as a prefix for your non-XSL namespace
and it needs to treat those as a "Literal Result Element"
which is a legal way to start a simple, one-template
Steve Muench, BC4J Development Team & XML Evangelist
----- Original Message -----
From: Barton Stanley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Xml-Dev <email@example.com>
Cc: Lars George <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 28, 1999 3:06 PM
Subject: Re: XML/XSL problems
| If you are using the *printed* XML Bible, the problem may be that some of
its examples have drifted out of date. If you are using the most up-to-date
versions of XT, etc, the stylesheets in the printed book may no longer work
as advertised. This is an educated guess on my part. I have not used the
printed XML Bible. I have however seen the behavior that you describe and I
was able to fix it.
| The most important thing to check is the value of the 'xmlns:xsl'
attribute in the 'xsl:stylesheet element'. This attribute should have a
value of "http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" if your stylesheet is to
work with the most up-to-date XSLT processors. If it has any other value,
you will likely get the behavior that you describe.
| Try changing the value of this attribute and running the processor again.
You should not get the same behavior.
| You may get errors, however. This is because other things in XSLT may
have changed as well. You might try checking the on-line version of Chapter
14 of the XML Bible at:
| This is up-to-date with the October 8 draft. This may help you sort out
other errors you might get.
| IE5's XSLT implementation is *very* out of date, so it (paradoxically)
works with your stylesheets.
| One more thing: I suggest that you post subsequent queries about XSL to
xsl-list. You can subscribe to it at
| There are lots of folks there who can help. Plus, you will generally get a
quicker response to XSL queries there because it is a list dedicated to XSL.
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