What is xsl:attribute element in XML

In this article i am going to explain xsl:attribute element in XML.
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The <xsl:attribute> element is used to creates an attribute node and attaches in the output documents.The attribute tag is used for any value that can be accessed from the stylesheet.The <xsl:attribute> element is support to IE 5.0 and FF 1.0.

Syntax of xsl:attribute element

<xsl:attribute name="SOME NAME" namespace="URI" namespace="URI-REFRENCES">

  <!--TEMPLATE---->

</xsl:attribute>

It have contain two attributes

  • name

           The name attribute is a qualified name that is used to create the name of attribute.The name is one of a very few attributes in XSLT that can be set to an expression that is    computed at run-time.

  • namespace

            It is an optional attribute,define the namespace URI for this attribute in the output document.It is also computed at run-time.

Example of copies my element

XML File(myfirst.xml)

<?xml version="1.0"?>

<?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="abc.xsl" ?>

<root>

  <myElement>My First Example</myElement>

  <myElement>My Second Example</myElement>

</root>

XSLT File(abc.xsl)


<?xml version="1.0"?> 

<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"

xmlns:xsl="http://www.google.com/XSL/Transform" >

  <xsl:template match="myElement">

    <xsl:copy>

      <xsl:attribute name="copied">true</xsl:attribute>

      <xsl:apply-templates />

    </xsl:copy>

  </xsl:template>

</xsl:stylesheet>

Output

My First Example My Second Example

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