XLink Namespace Declaration

Namespace declaration pseudo-attribute for XLink.


This attribute value is fixed and will be added implicitly by many processors. For data portability, however, it is recommended that it be given explicitly, in order to enable a document to be processed standalone.


Strictly speaking this pseudo-attribute (namespace declaration) is not needed by documents that contain no links, but these will be rare.

Attribute Values

In Element

Value Meaning
http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink The prefix “xlink” has been set to this URL, the URL of the W3C XLink Recommendation.
Restriction: Restriction: This attribute value may not be changed.