Repeated namespaces in media RSS

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Michael McGinnis

14 Jan, 2016 11:40 PM

We wanted to add media thumbnails to our RSS feed. Once we added xmlns:media="", that namespace appears as an attribute for every item in the feed. The hh and xalan namespaces don't do that. See attached files.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Tim on 15 Jan, 2016 03:47 PM

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    Hi Michael,

    When you have a moment, try modifying the first line of your XSLT Format by changing the extension-element-prefixes="date-converter" attribute/value to:

    extension-element-prefixes="date-converter media"

    Let me know if that does the trick.


  2. 2 Posted by Michael McGinni... on 15 Jan, 2016 04:16 PM

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    But I don't have an `extension-element-prefixes="date-converter"`
    in my XSLT format....

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Tim on 15 Jan, 2016 04:28 PM

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    Bah, sorry - I had switched to another Format in my instance and copied the wrong info. Try adding this attribute to your <xsl:stylesheet> element:

  4. 4 Posted by Michael McGinni... on 15 Jan, 2016 06:10 PM

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    No, that doesn't work. It removes the duplicate namespaces, but also
    removes the `media:thumbnail` node from the RSS feed.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Tim on 15 Jan, 2016 07:16 PM

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    Can you attach your XML output prior to styling it? That will allow for me to play around with it to see if I can get something to work.

    Also, can you verify that this isn't actually causing any problems but that you're just looking for a way to remove those extra attributes?

  6. 6 Posted by Michael McGinni... on 15 Jan, 2016 07:44 PM

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    I knew I forgot something. See attached.

    No, this shouldn't actually cause any problems, but we've been surprised before. One of the systems which consume the feed is powered by

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Tim on 15 Jan, 2016 09:49 PM

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    Thanks for attaching that. Try adding this attribute to your <xsl:stylesheet> element:

    I think those are the results you're looking for, but I'll wait to hear back.
  8. 8 Posted by Michael McGinni... on 15 Jan, 2016 10:17 PM

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    That's much better. The namespace is still repeated for each thumbnail, but the feed is certainly valid according to the W3C.

  9. Support Staff 9 Posted by Tim on 18 Jan, 2016 02:40 PM

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    Good deal. I've tried a few things to see if I can remove that namespace for the <media:thumbnail> element but haven't gotten anything to work yet. If I think of anything over the next few days I'll let you know, but otherwise it sounds like you're in good shape here with the additional exclude-result-prefixes attribute.

    Have a good one!

  10. Tim closed this discussion on 18 Jan, 2016 02:40 PM.

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