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[closed] XML - id lookup

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 08:09:51 -0400
To: public-xml-id@w3.org
CC: Marek Mazurek <mazurek@easynet.ro>
Message-ID: <87fz5727hs.fsf@nwalsh.com>
| If I have an "ID" of a node of the input document that I am translating. How
| can I efficiently lookup the node in the input document and 
| get all its details ( attributes & elements ).

That really depends on the processing language that you're using. In
XSLT, you can use the id() function or a key(), if you know the names
of all the ID attributes.

In the DOM, you can use getElementByID().

Other technologies no doubt offer other methods. The purpose of the xml:id
specification is to make it easy for those technologies to recognize ID-type
attributes even when there's no supporting DTD or schema.

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM / XML Standards Architect / Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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