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RE: Question about XInclude (novice)

From: Jonathan Marsh <jmarsh@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2000 07:57:34 -0700
Message-ID: <116DFD732FA92E4D9B647C8EEF6DAF1001094C68@red-pt-02.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "'MAHE Vincent FTRD/DIH/REN'" <vincent.mahe@rd.francetelecom.fr>, "'www-xml-xinclude-comments@w3.org'" <www-xml-xinclude-comments@w3.org>
XInclude works at the structural level of nodes - it literally copies nodes
from one tree into another tree.

XLink describes how two separate trees are related.  The xlink:show="parsed"
is not legal in the latest XLink draft, but was initially intended to do
something like XInclude does.  It was the judgement of the Linking WG that
the process of copying nodes from one tree to another was significantly
different from describing the relationship or two separate resources that a
separate specification was warranted.  For instance, it is desireable to
perform inclusion before schema processing, but other forms of linking after
schema processing.  Some applications would have need only of inclusion,
others only of linking.

Progress on XInclude has been rather slower than expected, because of the
high volume of other tasks.  It will be another couple of months before the
Candidate Recommendation phase.

XInclude sounds appropriate to your needs.  In some situations, external
entities can be employed as a substitute while XInclude stabilizes.

Thanks for your interest.

- Jonathan Marsh

> -----Original Message-----
> From: MAHE Vincent FTRD/DIH/REN
> [mailto:vincent.mahe@rd.francetelecom.fr]
> Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2000 2:38 AM
> To: 'www-xml-xinclude-comments@w3.org'
> Subject: Question about XInclude (novice)
> Hello,
> Can anyone tell me what is the difference between XInclude and XLink
> (especially, concerning the xlink:show=parsed attribute) ?
> Can you also tell me if XInclude is in good way for becoming a W3C
> recommandation ? And when is it planned to become so ?
> I'm looking for a standard and simple way to include XML 
> nodes from one
> document inside another document ...
> Is there any other way than XInclude ?
> Thanks.
> Vincent Mahé
> e-mail : vincent.mahe@francetelecom.fr
> <mailto:vincent.mahe@francetelecom.fr> 
Received on Thursday, 27 July 2000 10:59:35 UTC

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