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RE: Re:XPathAPI: How to associate namespaces

Subject: RE: Re:XPathAPI: How to associate namespaces
From: "Conal Tuohy" <conalt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 7 May 2003 23:34:05 +1200
how to use xpathapi
Torsten Schlabach asked:

> Is there any rule stating that a certain namespace URI (i.e.
> http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml has to use a specific prefix
> i.e. xhtml)? Are namespace URIs sort
> of "free form" anyway or where can I find the rules how to for example
> construct my own namespace. There should be a way to avoid
> conflicting prefixes,
> shouldn't it?

Namespaces prefixes are purely aliases for the namespace URIs, which are the
REAL names of these namespaces. You can associate the prefix xhtml with the
namespace URI "http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" if you want, but you could
choose any other prefix.


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