Namespaces review

Without the genus, we don’t know what animal these species are:

Without knowing the language, we don’t know these words mean:

Without a namespace designation, we don’t know what these elements mean:

With the namespace, all is clear:

The namespace prefix is somewhat like a genus or language name: it tells us more precisely what language we are speaking (and hence what the semantics of the element are)

The XSLT Processing Model, slide 10 of 10