I have never been able to get a style sheet to successfully process an EAD file 
in which the root element looks like this (i.e., your basic AT export):

<ead xsi:schemaLocation="urn:isbn:1-931666-22-9" 
xmlns:ns2="" xmlns="urn:isbn:1-931666-22-9" 

I always have to strip everything out so that it's just <ead>.

For obvious reasons, this is a PITA.  Is there something I can do so that the 
style sheet will apply successfully even with all that stuff in there?

Right now I'm using Saxon and my stylesheet is XSL 1.0 if that matters.


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