[xquery-talk] Problems with combining elements

Torsten Grust grust at in.tum.de
Sun Aug 26 14:02:15 PDT 2007


I suppose that in your target XML format below, the second 'Rank'
element should have a 'name' attribute with value "Neuweltaffe",
is this correct?

If not, I think your transformation problem is underspecified as is.


On Aug 21, 2007 at 17:31, Florian Wendland wrote with possible  
> Hi all,
> i have a question concerning the combination and disjunction of my  
> xml structure. You'll find the xml at the bottom.
> The case:
> I have a animal strcuture such as class, rank, family and species.  
> In my xml, all the structural informations are redundant (you see  
> Altweltaffe several time appear). I want the xml to look like this:
> <root>
>    <Class name="Säugetiere">
>        <Rank name="Altweltaffe">
>            <Family name="Meerkatzenartige">...</Family>
>            <Family name="Schlankaffen">..</Family>
>       </Rank>
>        <Rank name="Altweltaffe">
>            <Family name="Kapuzinerartige">...</Family>
>            <Family name="Krallenaffen">..</Family>
>        </Rank>
> ...
> </root>

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