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The XSLT identity transform

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Several people have asked me about the following XSLT transform, which I use to start every XML-to-XML stylesheet: What does it do? Nothing useful like this. It just copies all the XML input to the output using recursion. (Think about axes when you look at those XPaths: attributes are not children.)  The identity transform itself is from section 7.5 of the XSLT specification. It’s useful when you add more templates that match nodes more specifically. It’s a great way to […]

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