Schematron: Test that a string matches an ID from a list of available IDs

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jcb
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Schematron: Test that a string matches an ID from a list of available IDs

Post by jcb » Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:03 am

I have an XML file that contains a list of possible question answers as well as the correct answer. I want to use schematron to verify that the correct answer value (a string) exists in the list of possible answer IDs.

I'm comparing the string value to the list IDs, but am coming up short.

XML:

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<question>
    <div class="answer" id="i149">
        <div class="choice" id="i152">
            <div class="list" id="i154">
                <ol>
                    <li id="i155">Red</li>
                    <li id="i156">Blue</li>
                    <li id="i157">Green</li>
                    <li id="i158">Yellow</li>
                </ol>
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
    <div class="response-processing" id="i159">
        <div class="condition" id="i161">
            <div class="correct" id="i162">
                <div class="response" id="i163">
                    <p>
                        <a class="answer-ref" href="#i152" id="i164">i1555</a>
                    </p>
                    <p>
                        <a class="answer-ref" href="#i152" id="i165">i156</a>
                    </p>
                    <p>
                        <a class="answer-ref" href="#i152" id="i166">i157</a>
                    </p>
                </div>
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
</question>
Schematron rule:

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<pattern id="answerIDnotLocal">
        <let name="answer" value="ancestor::question/div[@class='answer']/div[@class='choice']/div[@class='list']/ol//li/@id"/>
        <rule context="a[@class='answer-ref']">
            <assert test=". = $answer">This <value-of select="."/> doesn't match an available answer id.</assert>
        </rule>
    </pattern>
However, all 3 <a class="answer-ref">s trigger the error when only the first one should (with value i1555 - actual value should be i155).

Radu
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Re: Schematron: Test that a string matches an ID from a list of available IDs

Post by Radu » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:58 am

Hi,

How about if you move the <let> expression one line down inside the <rule> element so that it's executed in the right context?

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jcb
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Re: Schematron: Test that a string matches an ID from a list of available IDs

Post by jcb » Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:49 pm

Regardless of the <let>, the answer ended up being the use of quantified expressions:

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<pattern id="answerIDnotLocal">
        <rule context="question">
            <let name="answer" value="div[@class='response-processing']/div[@class = 'condition']/div[@class = 'correct']"/>
            <let name="choice" value="div[@class = 'answer']//div[@class = 'list']//li/@id"/>
            <assert test="every $a in $answer satisfies $a = $choice">This question doesn't match an available answer id.</assert>
        </rule>
</pattern>

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