Hello Tracy, I was just looking into integrating this new version into the Evergreen ILS codebase, and I just noticed that the edit that was made to address the issue we found doesn't follow the style of the rest of the document. This doesn't affect the usage, it is just cosmetic.
The '<xsl:call-template name="setAuthority"/>' line is indented with spaces, while all the lines around it use tabs. So depending on the text editor used, the indenting can look off.
If there is an official code style guide for these documents this may be a violation.
Josh Stompro - LARL IT Director
From: Metadata Object Description Schema List <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Meehleib, Tracy
Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 3:49 PM
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Subject: Re: [MODS] MARCXML to MADS XSLT - 2.15 revision
The MARCXML to MADS XSLT has been updated and uploaded. Please let me know if you have any other issues with it. Apologies for the slow turnaround--we had server/network issues here at LC last week.
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Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2018 12:23 AM
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Subject: Re: [MODS] MADS XSLT error - Cannot add attributes to an element
Thank you :-)!
On 11/7/18 8:58 PM, Trail, Nate wrote:
> HI, Linda, yes we will fix this. Nate
> Nate Trail
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> Subject: [MODS] MADS XSLT error - Cannot add attributes to an element
> Dear all,
> I have recently been working with MARCXML to MADS stylesheet
> (http://www.loc.gov/standards/marcxml/xslt/MARC21slim2MADS.xsl) as this stylesheet has become an integral part of the latest versions of Evergreen ILS and is now used during authority records processing.
> I have encountered an error while trying to transform MARCXML
> genre/form authority records from the National Library of the Czech
> Republic. An example of such a record is attached. (The 755 field uses
> zero as the first indicator which is not compliant with MARC specs but
> even if the indicator is changed to nothing/space, the error remains
> the same. A non-XML MARC21 version of the record is available from
> To process the file I have used xsltproc (http://xmlsoft.org/XSLT/xsltproc.html).
> When trying to process the file (xsltproc MARC21slim2MADS.xsl americke_romany.xml > output.xml), the following error message pops up:
> "xsl:attribute: Cannot add attributes to an element if children have been already added to the element."
> Josh Stompro from the Evergreen ILS community has come up with a simple solution to the issue:
> "If I swap lines 1084 and 1085 then the error goes away and both the
> genre(155) and related genre(755) show up in the transformed xml."
> For more details and suggestions please see Evergreen ILS main mailing list archives:
> Do you think this might be a bug in the stylesheet which could be fixed in the official release of the stylesheet (http://www.loc.gov/standards/marcxml/xslt/MARC21slim2MADS.xsl)?
> Thank you in advance for considering the issue!
> Best regards,
> Linda Jansova
> on behalf of the Czech Evergreen community [log in to unmask]