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XML namespace

A method for identifying XML elements and attributes that have the same name, but different meanings. For example, ADDRESS is a tag that can be used to identify totally different data elements such as "street address" and "IP address."

An XML Namespace is a Prefix
An XML namespace uses a URL as a prefix in front of the "local name." The combination of URL and local name makes the element or attribute name unique. The URL is used only as a way to create a unique prefix and does not have to resolve to a real page on the Internet. However, a document may be stored where the URL points that provides information about the namespace (see RDDL).


(Resource Directory Description Language) An XML document that provides information about an XML namespace. It resides in the location that the XML namespace URL points to and links to other documents such as DTDs, XML schemas, style sheets and other specifications. See XML namespace.

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