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Special Edition Using XML, Second Edition by - et al. David Gulbransen

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XML Inclusion

What Is XInclude?

XML Inclusion, known as XInclude for short, is a method for including the content of one XML document or a portion of it (specified by an XPointer) inside another XML document. The ability to directly incorporate external sources of information is very useful in programming, and XInclude extends that functionality to XML-based markup applications.

The XInclude specification is (at time of writing) a W3C working draft, which means it has not yet been approved as an official W3C Recommendation. This section covers the most recent available draft, dated May 16, 2001. To review the current document, you can visit

http://www.w3.org/TR/xinclude

XML processors that support XInclude will resolve xi:include elements by ...

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