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I have a kml network link (parent) that loads a second kml file (child) that contains a set of polygons. Currently the style of the polygons is set to a url within the child kml file. I would like to be able to modify the style of the polygons at the level of the network link, without having to change the childs xml. Is this possible?

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Loading styles with a network link doesn't work. Well, it works, but probably not as intended. Remove the network link in your.kml, and instead of <styleUrl>#Style17</styleUrl> use <styleUrl>styledefs.kml#Style17</styleUrl>. You might need to use an absolute URI to reference styledefs.kml depending on how your.kml is normally accessed.

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