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Can sombody clerify me please where and why targetNamespace is used in Schamas ?

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ab11,

Namespaces allow the use of identical names in different contexts or vocabularies. For instance, both a building and a person may have HEIGHT, and you'd like to use "HEIGHT" as an element name to represent both concepts. However, if you wanted to put both a person and a building into the same XML document, you'd have to qualify which HEIGHT you were referring to in each case. That's what targetNamespace is for -- when you use a schema to validate a document, you can state which namespace the declarations in the schema are from. eg. PERSON and BUILDING would be defined in different target namespaces.

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