Target namespace: http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/word/2012/wordml

The dataBinding global element<17> is a CT_DataBinding (as specified in [ISO/IEC29500-1:2012] section A.1) element that specifies the information used to establish a mapping between the parent structured document tag (as specified in [ISO/IEC29500-1:2012] section 17.5.2) and an XML element stored within a Custom XML Data part in the current WordprocessingML document.

If the parent structured document tag is not of type rich text (as specified in [ISO/IEC29500-1:2012] section then this behaves like a dataBinding (as specified in [ISO/IEC29500-1:2012] section element, otherwise the data stored in the XML element will be an escaped string comprised of a flattened WordprocessingML document representing the formatted data in the structured document tag range.

See section 2.2.3 for how this element integrates with ISO/IEC-29500-1.

The following W3C XML Schema ([XMLSCHEMA1] section 2.1) fragment specifies the contents of this element.

 <xsd:element name="dataBinding" type="w12:CT_DataBinding"/>

See section 5.2 for the full W3C XML Schema ([XMLSCHEMA1] section 2.1).