Java class != XML entity

David Megginson david at
Thu Aug 13 14:25:04 BST 1998

len bullard writes:

 > If wrong, kick me.  An ns attribute addresses a schema.  


 > That schema defines the namespace.  


The namespace URI is simply a unique prefix that can be shared by a
collection of names -- it is not guaranteed to point to anything at
all (some people wanted to *forbid* it from pointing to anything), nor
is it guaranteed that all names with the same prefix are defined by
the same schema (or by any explicit schema).

 > PS:  I promise to read XML-Data ASAP.

I'd recommend starting with DCD, which is newer.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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