Declaring element more than once in a DTD with namespace ?!?

Andrew Layman andrewl at
Wed Oct 27 07:23:05 BST 1999

Eric Bohlman wrote, "[A] namespace
is identified by the *text* of the URI *itself*, not by the content of the
resource (if it exists at all) pointed to by the URI."

He is right.  You will understand namespaces much better if you give up
thinking that the URI identifies any web-retrievable resource.  It is just a
universally-unique identification system.  

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