XML namespace


Also found in: Financial, Wikipedia.

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).
References in periodicals archive ?
The XPointer scheme allows the user to point to specific elements in XML documents and data, while the XPointer xinlnso scheme brings the power of XML Namespaces to the XPointer Framework, giving a way to avoid name collisions between schemes and provide namespace binding information for use within other schemes.
In conjunction with XML Namespaces, XML Schema is the language for building XML applications.
Further, Internet Explorer is the first and only shipping browser to support a wide variety of other XML technologies, including a subset of the Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) W3C working draft, the XML Document Object Model (DOM), the XML Namespaces 1.
These languages all build on the foundation of URIs, XML, and XML namespaces.
0 and XML Namespaces, which let developers qualify element names uniquely on the Web and thus avoid conflicts between elements with the same name.
Included in this profile is information about the service's relationships with other services, the people who use the service and when they use it, rules for monitoring the service, and the relationships of XML namespaces.
XML and XML Namespaces, open standards from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), are used to specify and retrieve document properties, making the navigation and manageability of Web-based documents easier.
The XPointer element() scheme allows the user to point to specific elements in XML documents and data, while the XPointer xmlns() scheme brings the power of XML Namespaces to the XPointer Framework, giving a way to avoid name collisions between schemes and provide namespace binding information for use within other schemes.
1 offers new enhancements and functionality based on XML standards such as XML Schema, XML namespaces, XML Signatures and XQuery.