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Re: [xml-dev] Is schemaLocation just a hint in schema import?

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 09:47:40 +0100
To: "Antoli, Leo" <Leo.Antoli@Misys.com>
Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org, xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5blknoftg3.fsf@erasmus.inf.ed.ac.uk>

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Antoli, Leo writes:

> Does it mean that you can't have 2 schemas defining different elements for
> the same namespace and then import both from another schema? 

Not reliably, no -- that is, since some processors may (XSV does) skip
2nd and subsequent schemaLocs on xs:import.

> Should everything for a given schema be defined in just one schema file? If
> you have a big schema definition for different functional areas, it might be
> useful to split the schema in several files so you don't need to import
> elements that you won't be using. 

Perfectly reasonable to split schema doc. for a namespace into
pieces.  Just create a driver file which xs:includes them all (or a
relevant subset), and refer to _that_ file from your xs:import.

ht
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