RE: XSLT and XSchema (was Re: keys and idrefs - XSLT2
What about something along the lines of <party role="payee"> <address> .... <party role="supplier"> <address> .... or, if you prefer <party> <role>payee</role> .... I am currently working on an application where I have had to deal with exactly this problem, and for practical reasons with which I won't bore you, we adopted the latter approach, and have found that it is perfectly serviceable, at least for our application. All the best Mark Seaborne -----Original Message----- From: Joerg Pietschmann [mailto:joerg.pietschmann@xxxxxx] Sent: 16 October 2001 09:15 To: XSL List Subject: XSLT and XSchema (was Re: keys and idrefs - XSLT2 request?) David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote > Knowing an attribute is a date is good, I'd hope to use date arithmetic > in XPath 2, but I can't imagine ever wanting to (for example) match > elements by some complex schema type rather than name. Hmm, this makes me think. While trained as mathematican, i'm probably working in business software too long: - define a complex data type "adress" - use it under various names, which usually denote roles (excuse the pseudo schema code, can't be bothered to look up the exact syntax :-) element address name: string zip: string city: string ... element order residentaddress : address shippingaddress : address ... Am i mistaken that a valid XML instance would look like the following? <order> <residentaddress> <name>...</name> ... </residentaddress> <shippingaddress> ... If so, matching the type "address" might be preferable to writing a template for every address role, or dispatching via <apply-template select="*[contains(name(),'address']" mode="address"/> or something. I do not claim that the schema above is actually well designed, if there are alternatives, i'd like to hear about them. Regards J.Pietschmann XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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