namespace(prefix=nil) public

Evaluates to the URI for a prefix, or the empty string if no such namespace is declared for this element. Evaluates recursively for ancestors. Returns the default namespace, if there is one.


the prefix to search for. If not supplied, returns the default namespace if one exists


the namespace URI as a String, or nil if no such namespace exists. If the namespace is undefined, returns an empty string

doc = Document.new("<a xmlns='1' xmlns:y='2'><b/><c xmlns:z='3'/></a>")
b = doc.elements['//b']
b.namespace           # -> '1'
b.namespace("y")      # -> '2'
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