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This property element contains or refers to the definitions which are members of a dictionary. 
The content model follows the standard GML property pattern, so a gml:dictionaryEntry may either contain or refer to a single gml:Definition. Since gml:Dictionary is substitutable for gml:Definition, the content of an entry may itself be a lower level dictionary. 
Note that if the value is provided by reference, this definition does not carry a handle (gml:id) in this context, so does not allow external references to this specific definition in this context.  When used in this way the referenced definition will usually be in a dictionary in the same XML document.

Element information

Type: gml:DictionaryEntryType

Properties: Global, Qualified



owns [0..1]xsd:booleanDefault value is "false". from group gml:OwnershipAttributeGroup
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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Substitution hierarchy

Sample instance

   <gml:Definition gml:id="ID">
         <gml:GenericMetaData>Any text, intermingled with:...
      <gml:identifier codeSpace="">string</gml:identifier>

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