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Re: [xml-dev] XRefs between instances using different content models

Thanks David. It occurs to me that what I really want is something similar to a DITA conref because the goal is to pull the referenced target into the rendered source.

Assuming that makes sense I am wondering if XInclude might be my best option...?

On 10/20/2010 10:48 AM, David Carlisle wrote:
4CBF0122.2040609@nag.co.uk" type="cite">On 20/10/2010 15:39, Paul Eisenberg wrote:
Is it generally possible to set XREFs between instances that rely on
DTD/XSD content models?

yes or no depending what you mean by "XREF". the two most common referencing mechinsms (probably) in xml would be using

ID and IDREF attributes, but they are constrained to be in the same document, you can not refer to other documents using IDREF typed attributes even if they use the same document type.

the other common referencing method is to use ID attributes for the anchor and then URI-valued attribute for the link. If you use URIs for referencing you can refer to the ID foo in document bar.xml as href="../../a/b/c/bar.xml#foo" and then it doesn't matter what the document type of the document is, it doesn't need to be xml at all, it may be html or pdf or whatever.


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