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Re: key and keyref issues

  • From: "Ghislain Fourny" <gfourny@inf.ethz.ch>
  • To: Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com>
  • Date: Wed, 30 May 2018 15:52:18 +0000

Re:  key and keyref issues
Dear John,

I agree with Mike -- however I also do see that in your document you are referring to types using no prefixes either, which may indicate that you are declaring a default namespace.

Maybe if you would share your entire document, it would help narrow down the issue, or at least all the attributes and xmlns/targetNamespace bindings, usually all at the xsd:schema element.

Thanks and kind regards,

> On 30 May 2018, at 17:41, Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com> wrote:
> The elements in the source document are all in a namespace but the path expressions in your key definitions are looking for elements in no namespace.
> Michael Kay
> Saxonica
>> On 30 May 2018, at 16:33, John Dziurlaj <john@hiltonroscoe.com> wrote:
>> I’m attempting to constrain a schema, which has a lot of xsd:ID and xsd:IDREF, so that, for example, a Person IDREF can only refer to a Person ID. 
>> I wrote a key and keyref constraint thus:
>> <xsd:element name="ElectionReport" type="ElectionReport">
>>       <xsd:key name="personKey">
>>            <xsd:selector xpath="./Person"/>
>>            <xsd:field xpath="@ObjectId"/>
>>       </xsd:key>
>>       <xsd:keyref name="personKeyRef" refer="personKey">
>>            <xsd:selector xpath="./Election/Candidate"/>
>>            <xsd:field xpath="PersonId"/>
>>       </xsd:keyref>
>> </xsd:element>
>> However, when I try it against an example I wrote up (which should throw a validation error), it succeeds with no errors.
>> I’ve attached both my schema and example file. I am using XMLSpy to validate my instances.
>> Thanks,
>> John Dziurlaj
>> Elections Consultant
>> Hilton Roscoe LLC
>> Cell 330-714-8935 Work/Fax 234-706-6434
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