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Sets of definitions may be collected into dictionaries or collections.
A gml:Dictionary is a non-abstract collection of definitions.
The gml:Dictionary content model adds a list of gml:dictionaryEntry properties that contain or reference gml:Definition objects.  A database handle (gml:id attribute) is required, in order that this collection may be referred to. The standard gml:identifier, gml:description, gml:descriptionReference and gml:name properties are available to reference or contain more information about this dictionary. The gml:description and gml:descriptionReference property elements may be used for a description of this dictionary. The derived gml:name element may be used for the name(s) of this dictionary. for remote definiton references gml:dictionaryEntry shall be used. If a Definition object contained within a Dictionary uses the descriptionReference property to refer to a remote definition, then this enables the inclusion of a remote definition in a local dictionary, giving a handle and identifier in the context of the local dictionary.

Element information

Type: gml:DictionaryType

Properties: Global, Qualified



gml:id [1..1]xsd:IDfrom type gml:DefinitionBaseType
aggregationType [0..1]gml:AggregationTypefrom group gml:AggregationAttributeGroup

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Substitution hierarchy

Sample instance

<gml:Dictionary gml:id="ID">
      <gml:GenericMetaData>Any text, intermingled with:
         <!--any element-->
   <gml:identifier codeSpace="">string</gml:identifier>
      <gml:Definition gml:id="ID">
         <gml:identifier codeSpace="">string</gml:identifier>

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