There's no need to delete the xmlns declaration within the file.  You'll just need to update your current stylesheet to include the EAD namespace.  So, wherever you've got something like select="//scopecontent", or match="scopecontent", you'd change that to:

Select="//ead:scopecontent, and match="ead:scopecontent".

Also, I'm not sure what you're asking about with the Archivists' Toolkit (as any EAD file that the AT creates will be schema-valid), but the AT does contain a few stylesheets (such as "at_eadToHtml.xsl" and "at_eadToPDF.xsl") which will work with most any EAD file (and which already include the "ead" namespace).  In fact, if you've installed the AT on your desktop, those files will be located at Archivists Toolkit/reports/Resources/eadToPdf.

Let us know if that works out for you,

Mark Custer
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From: Encoded Archival Description List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Michele R Combs
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 10:04 AM
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Subject: Re: XSLT for HTML display of schema-compliant EAD?

Hi Kathryn --

I haven't worked much with the schema, but I don't think the problem lies in the style sheet.  The problem appears to be this line in the root element (<ead>) :


If you take that out, the document renders fine.  Is that line absolutely necessary?


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Sent: Monday, December 06, 2010 9:44 AM
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Subject: XSLT for HTML display of schema-compliant EAD?

Hello EAD folks,

I'm wondering if anyone has a stylesheet that works with
schema-compliant EAD documents for in-browser transformation to HTML, or
advice on converting a stylesheet for DTD-compliant EAD to one for
schema-compliant EAD. 

I found this blog post while searching for information on stylesheets
for schema-valid EAD. 

Is everyone who is using schema-valid EAD using Archivists' Toolkit to
convert their finding aids to HTML?  I was surprised that I wasn't able
to readily locate a stylesheet that works with schema-valid EAD, but
maybe it's a more complicated issue than I realize.

Here are the DTD- and schema-valid versions of the EAD I'm working with: 

The main stylesheet is here:

It also uses a dsc stylesheet adapted from a stylesheet provided by
Michele Combs at her awesome workshop in Albany: 

Thanks very much in advance for any advice you can offer!


Katie Dunn
Technology & Metadata Librarian
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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