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key/keyref?

From: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Date: 12 Oct 2000 09:16:27 -0400
To: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Message-ID: <87k8be5hec.fsf@nwalsh.com>
More user error, I'm sure. :-/

I want to constrain the ID/IDREF relationship between two elements so
that the IDREF part can only point to specific elements. In this case,
I want to assert that <wfc def="foo"> can only point to <wfcnote id="foo">.

So, in the element declaration for the root element, I define a key:

<element name='spec' type='spec:spec'>
  <key name="wfcNoteKey">
    <selector xpath="//wfcnote[@id]"/>
    <field xpath="@id"/>
  </key>
</element>

And in the element declaration for the wfc, I make a keyref:

<element name='wfc' type='spec:wfc'>
  <keyref name="wfcNoteRef" refer="wfcNoteKey">
    <selector xpath="@def"/>
    <field xpath="@def"/>
  </keyref>
</element>

XSV complains:

  No key or unique constraint named wfcNoteKey declared, refed by keyref
  wfcNoteRef

at every occurance of <wfc def="foo">...</wfc> in my test document.
I didn't expect to get it right without a bit of tinkering, but I'm
stymied by the 'undeclared' message. I'm an idiot today, because...?

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

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