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The value of this property is a text description of the object. gml:description uses gml:StringOrRefType as its content model, so it may contain a simple text string content, or carry a reference to an external description. The use of gml:description to reference an external description has been deprecated and replaced by the gml:descriptionReference property.

Element information


Schema document: external/ogc/gml/3.2.1/gmlBase.xsd

Other elements with the same name: gml:description

Type: gml:StringOrRefType

Properties: Global, Qualified


  • xsd:string
  • Attributes

    xlink:type [0..1]xsd:stringFixed value is "simple". from group xlink:simpleLink
    xlink:href [0..1]xsd:anyURIfrom group xlink:simpleLink
    xlink:role [0..1]xsd:anyURIfrom group xlink:simpleLink
    xlink:arcrole [0..1]xsd:anyURIfrom group xlink:simpleLink
    xlink:title [0..1]xsd:stringfrom group xlink:simpleLink
    xlink:show [0..1]Anonymousfrom group xlink:simpleLink
    xlink:actuate [0..1]Anonymousfrom group xlink:simpleLink
    nilReason [0..1]gml:NilReasonTypefrom group gml:AssociationAttributeGroup
    gml:remoteSchema [0..1]xsd:anyURIfrom group gml:AssociationAttributeGroup

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