Understanding XML Namespaces


Understanding XML namespaces is essential to understanding and building Web services. Unfortunately, most developers do not understand how XML namespaces work and get confused when they see all the colons and URLs. The funny thing is, namespaces are so simple that once you understand them you wonder why you had trouble understanding them in the first place. I wrote this article to help you get over the initial hump of understanding XML namespaces, and to show you how they are used in XML documents.

This article is geared towards Visual Basic developers. If your work involves HTML more than programming, there’s an excellent namespace tutorial that speaks to your needs.

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Yasser Shohoud United States

Yasser started programming at the age of 12 when he wrote his first text-based game on a Commodore PET. He's since moved to IBM mainframes then to Microsoft technologies and has worked as System...

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