Delete Element's custom IDs

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Delete Element's custom IDs

Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:51 pm

Dear Forum

I've been trying refactoring XML source code in order to delete a custom ASTORIA id which is added to each element every time a fragment is closed and reopened, which makes equations no more editable in the editor as the MathML plugin won't recognize these IDs:

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<mathml ast:aid="00000023WIH40139910208451GYZ">
        <m:math xmlns:m="" ast:aid="00000023WIH4013991020A451GYZ">
          <m:mrow ast:aid="00000023WIH4013991020C451GYZ">
            <m:msub ast:aid="00000023WIH4013991020E451GYZ">

Is there a specific syntax to write into the refactoring tool?

Thanks for the support,

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Re: Delete Element's custom IDs

Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:43 pm

Hi Antonio,

In the Oxygen Tools main menu there is an "XML Refactoring" action and you can choose there to use the pre-defined "Delete attribute". Then specify the element context in which you want to make the modification (probably mathml//* in your case) and the attribute ast:aid that you want to rename. If Oxygen complains that it does not know the "ast" XML prefix you can declare it in the Preferences->XML / XSLT-FO-XQuery / XPath page.

You can also try to use the "Find/Replace" dialog in the Text editing mode, the dialog also has an XPath which allows you to focus on a certain set of elements and it allows you to use regular expressions to find content.

Radu Coravu
<oXygen/> XML Editor

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