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   Re: [xml-dev] Idea - std. non-flat <g><e/></g> syntax

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Placing the ename on each <e> works as expected.

But I cannot seem find a good place to add a namespace assignment.  I have stuck
xmlns:NS1="http://myns/NS1"; various places but always get an error. How can we get this
revised example to work?

<g  grpname="NS1:CurrentAssets" grpsign="debit" month="JUN"
year="2004" type="actual" division="ABC">
 <gx sign="debit">
  <e ename="NS1:Cash" etext="500.00"/>
  <e ename="NS1:MarketableSecurities" etext="250.00"/>
  <e ename="NS1:TradeReceivables" etext="750.00"/>
  <e ename="NS1:OtherReceivables" etext="175.00"/>
  <e ename="NS1:Inventory" etext="110.00"/>
  <e ename="NS1:PrepaidExpenses" etext="340.00"/>
 <gx sign="credit">
  <e ename="NS1:ReserveForBadDebts" etext="60.00"></e>
 <gi grpsum="2065.00"/>


bill p

David Carlisle wrote:

> > That sounds promising. The whole idea is that attribute heavy flat xml has an
> > obvious normalization that I want to accomplish using the <g><e/></g> reformatting
> > ... by the simplest most obvious means possible.
> For example, the following is a complete xslt stylesheet that will
> convert your <g><e>... input documemt to a series of record elements
> with all attributes copied.
> <records xsl:version="1.0"
>    xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform";>
> <xsl:for-each select="//e">
> <xsl:element name="{ancestor-or-self::*[@ename][1]/@ename}">
> <xsl:copy-of
>    select="ancestor-or-self::*/@*[not(name()='ename')] |
>    ancestor::*/gi/@*"/>
> </xsl:element>
> </xsl:for-each>
> </records>
> Going in the reverse direction isn't a lot more complicated.
> David
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