Attributes with Intent (and namespaces)

Chris Maden crism at
Wed Jul 8 02:46:03 BST 1998

[David Megginson]
> No -- or at least, I imagine not.  There are two more interesting
> solutions:
> 1. Use something similar to DSSSL modes, one for each namespace:
> <namespace ns="">


> 2. Associate a separate stylesheet with each namespace, through some
>    mechanism yet to be determined.

I don't see a need for either of these.  XSL stylesheets shouldn't
need to be appreciably different from other XML documents.  In other
words, my stylesheet might have

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<?xml:namespace ns="" prefix="xsl"?>
<?xml:namespace ns="" prefix="html"?>

<xsl:rule pattern="html:p">

... and my document might have

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<?xml:namespace ns="" prefix="h"?>
  <h:p>This is an <acronym>HTML</acronym> paragraph.</h:p>

The XSL processor should be able to identify that "h:p" in the
document is the same as "html:p" in the stylesheet, and act

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"<URL> <TEL>+1.617.499.7487
<USMAIL>90 Sherman Street, Cambridge, MA 02140 USA" NDATA SGML.Geek>

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