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Autoexport from the XML-Schema for element generic:external of railML® version 3.2
Documentation DEPRECATED with railML 3.2; use designator instead;
external identifier of the element or reference to an external element
Subschema generic
Parents* balise,

baliseGroup, border, bufferStop, crossing, derailerIS, detector, electrificationSection, etcsArea, etcsLevelTransition, keyLockIS, levelCrossingIS, line, loadingGauge, mileageChange, operationalPoint, overCrossing, platform, platformEdge, radioBlockCentreBorder, restrictionArea, serviceSection, signalIS, speedSection, stoppingPlace, switchIS, track, trackBed, trackGauge, trainDetectionElement, trainProtectionElement, trainRadio, tunnelGateIS, underCrossing, weightLimit

Children None
  • description: description of the external identifier or reference, providing basic information about external system (optional; xs:string),

  • id: an external identifier of the element (optional; xs:string); compare: Dev:Identities,

  • ref: a reference to an external element (optional; xs:string)
Elements may have different parent elements. As a consequence they may be used in different contexts.
Please, consider this as well as a user of this wiki as when developing this documentation further.
Aspects that are only relevant with respect to one of several parents should be explained exclusively in the documentation of the respective parent element.

This element does not appear in railML® 3.1 within the generic subschema. It is available only in railML® 3.2. There exists an element <CO:external> that might have preceded it. Do not hesitate to contact for further questions.

Changes 3.1→3.2

Introduced with version 3.2. There exists an element <CO:external> that might have preceded it.


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