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> I have several elements named 'parent' with an attribute named
> 'parentid' and subelements 'child' also with an attribute
> 'childid'. My intention (first part) is that each child is unique
> with respect to the childid in his parent and each parent is unique
> with respect to his parentid in the root element. This can be done
> by the two keys 'childKey' and 'parentKey'. The second part of my
> intention is to reference in an later section of the xml-file to the
> childs, like it is show below. The problem is to describe an
> appropiate keyref.
Sensible design, sensible question, but can't be done with the XML as
described, sorry. Chained keyrefs, which is what you need, are a
candidate requirement for a subsequent version.
Meantime, only way to win is to copy parentid on to all children, then
use two-part key and keyref.
Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
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