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XML includes

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:22 pm
by barretsmile
Amidst all this dicussion of syntax, I have a question about the XML. (Can you tell I'm doing some experiment code work?)

I'm trying to use XInclude directives within states (inside <task_system_state> tags).
If I put an include directive that points to a missing file (or corrupt file) inside a state, I don't get a parser error.
Include directives right after <monkeyml> continue to give errors for missing files.

I've tried:
<xi:include href="../XmlSharedIncludes/BaseExp.xml" parse="xml">
<xi:include href="../XmlSharedIncludes/BaseExp.xml" parse="xml" xpointer="xpointer(//monkeyml/*)"/>
(and tried with and without the trailing slash before >)

Is this expected?


Re: XML includes

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:41 pm
by Radu

The XML parser Oxygen uses does not support evaluating full xpath expressions in xi:include xpointer schemes.
This topic in our user's guide has a few examples with the xpointer syntax that is currently supported:

Basically you can include an element which has a certain xml:id or you can use an xpointer syntax like "/1/2" to include the second child of the root element. You also cannot include multiple elements.