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<xsd:annotation> Element

Defines an annotation.

<annotation
  id = ID 
  {any attributes with non-schema Namespace}...>
Content: (appinfo | documentation)*
</annotation> 

Attributes

id
The ID of this element. The id value must be of type ID and be unique within the document containing this element.

Optional.

Element Information

 

Number of occurrences

One time in parent element.

Parent elements

Any element

Contents

appinfo, documentation

Remarks

An annotation can contain appinfo elements (information to be used by applications) and documentation elements (comments or text to be read or used by users).

Example

The following example uses annotation and documentation elements to document a simple type and the enumerations that make up its definition.

<xs:simpleType name="northwestStates">
    <xs:annotation>
        <xs:documentation>States in the Pacific Northwest of US
</xs:documentation>
    </xs:annotation>
  <xs:restriction base="xs:string">
    <xs:enumeration value='WA'>
      <xs:annotation>
        <xs:documentation>Washington</xs:documentation>
      </xs:annotation>
    </xs:enumeration>
    <xs:enumeration value='OR'/>
      <xs:annotation>
        <xs:documentation>Oregon</xs:documentation>
      </xs:annotation>
    </xs:enumeration>
    <xs:enumeration value='ID'/>
      <xs:annotation>
        <xs:documentation>Idaho</xs:documentation>
      </xs:annotation>
    </xs:enumeration>
  </xs:restriction>
</xs:simpleType>

Other Resources

For more information see the W3C XML Schema Part 1: Structures Recommendation at www.w3.org/TR/2001/REC-xmlschema-1-20010502/#element-all.

See Also




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2012-08-02
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