Namespaces in an XML Document

XML namespaces associate element and attribute names in an XML document with custom and predefined URIs. The prefixes defined for namespace URIs are used to qualify element and attribute names in XML data to implement this association. Namespaces prevent element and attribute name collisions, and allows elements and attributes of the same name to be handled differently and validated differently.

See Also


Namespace Declarations

Default Namespaces

Namespace Declaration Scope

Manage Namespaces Using the XmlNamespaceManager

Information Obtained from the XmlNamespaceManager