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Key and Keyref in different files

From: Nikolas Nehmer <Nikolas.Nehmer@t-online.de>
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2004 13:04:33 +0100
To: <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001c3d44d$3f674a50$0200a8c0@nikolas>
Hi there,
I am more ore less new to the world of XML and I have a big problem. I
try to find a mapping form the object oriented world to the hierarchical
world of XML. If u only consider simple objects the mapping is very
simple, e.g. a person with a first and a lastname and another object
publication with a title and an abstract. This will lead to 2 small and
very simple XSD and XML files. The problem occurs when I try find a
mapping for relations between the 2 objects, e.g. a person has written a
publication and a publication has an author. For this mapping I need
something like objectreferences transfered to world of XML. The only
possiblities I found so far to build references between elements in XML
are ID/IDREF and KEY/KEYREF BUT this only works (I think) if all data
exists in one single file! And that is not what I want, I need to split
up the data in several files. Does anyone have any suggestions how to
build those references between several files? I would be very happy
about any help.
Received on Tuesday, 6 January 2004 07:10:39 UTC

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