Oh, I see, I was converting MODS3 with a MODS2 stylesheet. I swapped out the header info and made a few modifications and it transformed fine.



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"Nathan L Trail" <[log in to unmask]>

08/19/2004 12:37 PM

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        Subject:        Re: [MODS] MODS transformation

The problem is a mis-typing; it shouldn't refer to "marc:code", but "mods:code" instead.
The larger issue is that we've got an unpublished upgrade to this stylesheet (it's actually still for MODS2 to MARC).
I expect we'll post it soon; it solves this and a number of other issues, and makes it work for MODS3.
Nate Trail
Network Development & MARC Standards Office
Library of Congress

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I have a quick question about transforming MODS documents into MARCXML. I have a database that has the ability to output MODS records for sound recordings entered in it. I was doing a quick experiment this morning to see if I could transform this information into the MARC21 format, using the stylesheets provided on the LoC site. Every time I run the transformation (in OxygenXML using Saxon), I get the following error

E Failed to compile stylesheet. 1 error detected.                null        

E Namespace prefix marc has not been declared        MODS2MARC21slim.xsl        file:/C:/xml/mods/MODS2MARC21slim.xsl

its pointing to  line 249 of the MODS2MARC21slim.xsl stylesheet        

248        <xsl:when test="mods:originInfo/mods:place/mods:code[@authority='marc']">

249                <xsl:value-of select="mods:originInfo/mods:place/marc:code[@authority='marc']"/>

250        </xsl:when>

Does anybody know what's going here, I tried deleting the entire <choose> (since I'm not using the originInfo tag yet, but I ended up with a document contianing only the initial xml declaration.  Has anyone else had luck using this stylesheet?



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