Docs for namespace and other processing instructions?

Jeffrey E. Sussna jes at
Tue Jan 5 01:42:48 GMT 1999

I have seen several references to the processing instruction "<?xml:namespace". I have also read the "Namespaces in XML" spec, which discusses the "xmlns:" attribute. The relationship between the two is not clear to me. My confusion may be connected to the fact that I have been unable to find any formal documentation of "<?xml:namspace" or other processing instructions. Is there any such formal documentation?

Jeff Sussna

Kuantech, Inc.                  
Jeffrey E. Sussna, Principal                     jes at

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