is there an "xml-include"

Gregor Hagedorn G.Hagedorn at BBA.DE
Tue Nov 20 16:50:29 CET 2001

> This is a means to separate out a schema into multiple files,
> if I understand Gregor correctly he's asking for a way to test for
> id/keyref uniqueness across multiple files?

Yes, and data files, not schema/dtd. One xml data file defines ids,
the other points to these ids. In the case of descriptive data, 1000s
of item description files should all point to the same, centrally
defined character definitions.

> At a higher level there is XInclude which allows for including
> content from one document into another. Not sure on
> current support for this however.

I think this comes closest. Can you point me to information on
XInclude? As you say, it seems unclear whether a validating parser,
say msxml 4.0 would be able to check such id/idrefs.

Gregor Hagedorn (G.Hagedorn at
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Federal Research Center for Agriculture and Forestry (BBA)
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