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How we can use targetNamespace?

From: <Dmitry_Trifonov@exigengroup.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 17:30:57 +0300
To: "xmlschema-dev@w3.org" <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OFD38AA709.3A25AA66-ON43256AE9.004FBD14@int.exigengroup.ru>

Hello all,

Now I see  - "What is targetNamespace for." (See below)
But I have one important question - "How we can use it? or For which
purposes we will use targetNamespace?"

Another question: "How namespace http://example.org/demos resolved to
schema file? By my mind namespace is unique identifier only."

Best Regards,

Dmitry Trifonov
Exigen Group (Saint-Petersburg)

Message-ID: <002e01c103a9$101a9b20$0300a8c0@greyarea>
From: "Martin Gudgin" <marting@develop.com>
To: "Andrei Astahov" <AAstahov@hkw.co.uk>, <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2001 11:15:16 +0100
Subject: Re: targetNamespace - what is it for?

The targetNamespace attribute is used to specify which namespace the schema
constructs such as element declarations, attribute declaration and type
definitions are part of. Or, put another way, which namespace the schema
describes. Or, put yet another way, which namespace the schema can be used
to validate.

So, a schema with a targetNamespace of http://example.org/demos could be
used to validate documents containing elements and/or attributes from that


Martin Gudgin

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrei Astahov" <AAstahov@hkw.co.uk>
To: <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2001 9:17 AM
Subject: targetNamespace - what is it for?

> Could someone please explain the purpose of the targetNamespace
> other than imposing restrictions on INCLUDE element?
> When the value of this attribute is read and how it is used (or might be
> used) by parsers and applications?
> I read through
> XML Schema Part 0: Primer
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/WD-xmlschema-0-20000407/
> XML Schema Part 1: Structures
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/CR-xmlschema-1-20001024/
> Namespaces in XML http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml-names/
> and still cannot get clear picture on that.
> aa
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