How do XML NameSpace aware processors react to NS definations?

Amit Rekhi amitr at
Tue Nov 17 08:11:28 GMT 1998

>So for now, namespace-aware processors should do nothing more than
>acknowledge the existence of the unique namespace.

This would mean that the NS processor would simply check for ":" in the
element name, and on finding it, it would try finding the
namespace declaration (of the kind xmlns="....") which matches prefix
found. That's it.
Am I right?

And the application on behalf of whom the XML NS processor is operating
can take care of validating the namespaces if that's what it intends to do.
Am I right?


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