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   W3C XML Linking working group publishes XInclude

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  • From: Daniel Veillard <Daniel.Veillard@w3.org>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 15:43:57 -0500

  One more piece to look at for those interested in the external
entities debate:

  XML Inclusion Proposal (XInclude)
  W3C Note 23 November 1999

 Note that:
  - This document is for discussion only, this is not currently a 
    "work in progress" (but this may change)
  - Public feedback is welcome (use www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org)


The purpose of this document is to set forth a minimal set of requirements
and introduce a processing model and syntax for a general purpose
inclusion facility. Inclusion is accomplished by merging a number of
XML Infosets into a single composite Infoset. Specification of the XML
documents (infosets) to be merged and control over the merging process
uses an XML-friendly syntax (elements, attributes, URI-References).
The general purpose inclusion mechanism is usable in well-formed but
not necessarily valid XML documents.

Status of this document

The XML Linking Working Group has decided to publish the XInclude
proposal as a W3C Note from the XML Linking Working Group. This is the
result of the evolution of the show="parsed" behaviour found in early
XLink Working Drafts. It was decided that this functionality would
be better handled in the core XML specification. Hence, at this time,
this document is for discussion purposes only. This Note may be updated,
replaced or rendered obsolete by other W3C documents at any time. It is
inappropriate to use W3C Notes as reference material or to cite them as
other than "work in progress". This document is for discussion only and
does not imply endorsement by the W3C membership.

This document has been produced as part of the W3C XML Activity by the
XML Linking Working Group. The XML Linking WG charter currently expires
in March 2000, but can be extended, if necessary.

Please send detailed comments on this document to the archived
mailing-list www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org.

Daniel XML Linking WG staff contact

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