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Re: Question about xs:import

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 25 Sep 2002 08:53:56 +0100
To: Mark Feblowitz <mfeblowitz@frictionless.com>
Cc: "'noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com'" <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>, jeni@jenitennison.com, mrowell@openapplications.org, Ryan.Barr@ejgallo.com, xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5badm6a4iz.fsf@erasmus.inf.ed.ac.uk>

Mark Feblowitz <mfeblowitz@frictionless.com> writes:

> I assume that there's a reason (rooted in theory) for import not to be
> treated as an include from another namespace. If so, I'd like to understand
> it. If not, I'd like to recommend that future XML Schema recommendations
> move in that direction.
> 
> BTW - I've looked around at OAGIS' overlay examples and so far have found
> none that contain more than one import from a given namespace. The way the
> OAGIS files are structured tends to mimic the adaptor approach, at least for
> most cases. 
> 
> I did find situations where there is an import from a particular namespace
> (e.g., NS1) and an include of a file that imports *different definitions*
> from NS1. These seem to fuction properly using MSXML, Xerces-J, and XSV.
> Question is, can we rely on this functionality, or must we build adaptors to
> reliably handle these cases?

Once you import a namespace, you get all the definitions and
declarations in the schema the processor builds for that namespace.
I'm not clear what you mean by "import different definitions".

ht
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