Properties

Almost every element in CommsDSL has one or more properties, such as name. Any property can be defined using multiple ways. In can be useful when an element has too many properties to specify in a single line for a convenient reading. Any of the described below supported ways of defining a single property can be used for any element in the schema.

The property can be defined as an XML attribute.

<int name="SomeField" type="uint8" />

Or as child node with value attribute:

<int>
    <name value="SomeField" />
    <type value="uint8" />
</int>

Property value can also be defined as a text of the child XML element.

<int>
    <name>SomeField</name>
    <type>uint8</type>
</int>

It is allowed to mix ways of defining properties for a single element

<int name="SomeField">
    <type value="uint8" />
    <endian>big</endian>
</int>

Many properties must be defined only once for a specific element. In this case, repetition of it is prohibited. The definition below must cause an error (even if provided type value is not changed).

<int name="SomeField" type="uint8" >
    <type value="uint8" />
</int>

NOTE, that properties can be defined in any order.

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