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   [xml-dev] XPath question with regards to Schematron rule

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If i have a XML stucture like so:

    <D name=test num=3>
       <F name=one ref=test>
       <F name=two ref=test>

how can i write a schematron rule to test that each <F> element has the
right number of <G> elements in it with respect to the value of the num
attribute in the <D> element with the same name as that of the <F> elements
ref attribute.

so with respect to the above example <F> elements one and two both have ref
"pointing" to element <D> test, where num=3
so both <F> elements should have 3 <G> elements

so in this case <F> two should signal an error when the schematron rule is

In terms of the schematron rule:

				<sch:pattern name="Correct number of G in
					<sch:rule context="/">
test="????">Incorrect number of G.</sch:assert>

what would be in the test attribute?

also i would like to work with absolute paths if possible.

ive tried all sorts of things using //F[count(G) = etc etc but i just cant
seem to get something working.

any help would be greatly appreciated


Paul Popiel
Software Engineer

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