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include vs. import

From: Sean Draine <seandr@millisecond.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 10:00:09 -0800
Message-ID: <000501bf7d5e$b5a572e0$a8903b9d@redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>
I'm trying to understand the difference between including and importing a
namespace. From my reading of the spec, <include> brings all of the included
nodes directly into a single target namespace, allowing them to be
used/instanced without namespace qualifiers.  <import> allows a schema to
use foreign nodes that have a namespace different than its own. To
use/instance these foreign nodes, their namespace qualifier is required.

Is that it?

Sean Draine
Received on Tuesday, 22 February 2000 13:00:38 UTC

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