I’m having a hard time understanding your problem, so I have some
Hans Fugal firstname.lastname@example.org wrote in message news:email@example.com…
Let me give more detail. I’m generating RSS with an xslt instruction like
Now, given the following segment from the RSS:
and the following segment from default.xsl:
<xsl:value-of select=“description” disable-output-escaping=“yes”/>
What are you trying to do in the large picture? You say you’re
generating RSS, and it looks like you’re transforming an RSS document;
RSS --- XSL ---> RSS
and you want to copy the contents of the description from one RSS to
another. Is that correct?
The supposed solution is to replace the xsl above with
Yes, that is what I’d recommend. copy-of should preserve the
namespace, by the way, so if description is in the HTML namespace on
input, it should also be in that namespace on output.
This doesn’t work with the above example because the a tag gets a default
namespace of “”, hence my question. In tests if I put the namespace in the
Why is this a problem? It didn’t have the HTML namespace in the
original RSS, so why should it have the HTML namespace in the new RSS?
And what does this have to do with REXML? So far, it looks like
you’re discussion XSL issues.
So as I see it there are two solutions: make the content of description
well-formed xml, e.g. by wrapping the whole thing in a div, or adding a
namespace or prefix to every element that is a child of description that
does not already have a namespace/prefix. The latter is what I’d like to
do, the former feels klugey. I can’t figure out how to do the latter in
REXML though. Any ideas?
At this point, I’m going to ignore the entire XSLT thread, because I
don’t see how it is relevant to using REXML to generate XML. Unless
you’re generating RSS that is the /input/ to the XSLT, in which case,
we can still ignore the XSL, because all you care about is generating
valid RSS, and the transformation questions are a separate issue.
If the RSS spec requires you to place HTML content in the HTML
namespace, then you have to do that when generating the RSS.
Section 5.2 of the namespace specification says that all elements have
a namespace that is the default namespace of the parent; EG:
the namespace of “a” is “html”. This means that “adding a
namespace or prefix to every element that is a child of description
that does not already have a namespace/prefix” isn’t practical,
because elements inherit their namespace from their parent. Either
there is a default namespace declared, or there isn’t, and neither
case will help you filter elements the way you want to.
I doubt that I’ve answered any questions, because I don’t think I
understood the question in the first place, but perhaps we can clarify
what exactly you’re having trouble with.