[XML-SIG] Parsing namespace attributes (e.g., xml.dom.ext.GetAllNs)

Rich Salz rsalz@zolera.com
Tue, 15 May 2001 10:35:34 -0400

>   AFAICR, this is noted in the DOM Level 2 specification

Aha, found it.

"Note: In the DOM, all namespace declaration attributes are by
definition bound to the namespace URI: "http://www.w3.org/2000/xmlns/".
These are the attributes whose namespace prefix or qualified name is
"xmlns". Although, at the time of writing, this is not part of the XML
Namespaces specification [Namespaces], it is planned to be incorporated
in a future revision."

I won't hold my breath waiting for a revision of the XML Namespace spec,
which seems pretty clear that xmlns is lexical, so I'd anticipate a
fight. :)