Automatic transformation of XML namespaces/General notes

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What is the semantic of an XML namespace? It may mean a relation of XML code with things of the real world. But a part of semantic which can be formally specified for an XML namespace, is the rules of transformation between this namespace and other XML namespaces.

This standard specifies the formal properties of semantic for an XML namespace, particularly the rules of transformations between different XML namespaces. It also contains means to validate an XML file given its namespace, even when it contains multiple namespaces.

The aim of this specification to support current practices of using namespaces. It however may also direct namespace creators and users in the future, to be compatible with this specification.

For no ambiguity of terminology, I will call any kind of RDF resources (on the Web or elsewhere) just as RDF file.

This specification describes behavior of a conforming application (computer program).