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XSLT, 2nd Edition by Doug Tidwell

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[2.0] Attributes common to all XSLT elements

There are six standard attributes that can be used on any XSLT element; we’ll define them here rather than redefine them for every XSLT element. While these attributes can be used on any XSLT element, they are normally used on elements such as <xsl:stylesheet> and <xsl:template>.

Attributes

version

Defines the version of XSLT used to process this element. This is useful when you want a particular XSLT element to be processed using the rules of a particular version of the standard. For example, <xsl:value-of select="1 div 0"/> works differently in XSLT 1.0 and 2.0. XSLT 2.0 treats this as a fatal error, while XSLT 1.0 returns Infinity. Using <xsl:value-of version="1.0" ...> ensures that version 1.0 processing is used.

Note

Although the <xsl:output> element has a version attribute, it specifies the value of the version attribute in the output. For example, <xsl:output method="xml" version="1.1"> creates a result document with an XML declaration of <?xml version="1.1" ...?>.

exclude-result-prefixes

Lists the prefixes of namespaces that should not be copied to the output. Typically used on the <xsl:stylesheet> element only.

extension-element-prefixes

Defines the namespace prefixes that identify extension elements. The XSLT processor uses these namespaces to identify code that provides additional processing. Typically used on the <xsl:stylesheet> element only.

xpath-default-namespace

Defines the default namespace used in XPath expressions and patterns. ...

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