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   What are XML's namespaces?

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  • From: Eric Baatz - Sun Microsystems Labs BOS <ebaatz@barbaresco.East.Sun.COM>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Sun, 20 Apr 1997 19:15:08 -0400 (EDT)

I didn't notice any mention in the April Draft of XML having one or
more namespaces.  By that I mean if element names and attribute
names share the same namespace then I can't have an element with
the same name as an attribute.  I suspect that the answer is
"just like SGML," but I'm deathly ignorant of SGML, so I need
a layman's explanation or a narrowly focused pointer into a
document about SGML that I can borrow or find on the Web.

Thanks for starting to educate me.

Eric Baatz
Sun Microsystems Laboratories
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Chelmsford, MA 01824                        fax: (508) 250-5067
USA                                    Internet: eric.baatz@east.sun.com

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