description

iati-activities/iati-activity/description

This is the reference page for the XML element description.

Definition

A longer, human-readable description. May be repeated for different languages.

Attributes

@type

A machine readable code describing the type of thing being referenced. The value should be available on a related codelist.

This value must be of type xsd:string.

This value must be on the DescriptionType codelist.

@xml:lang

ISO 2 letter code specifying the language of text in this element.

This value must be on the Language codelist.

Example Usage

Example description of an iati-activity, with all possible DescriptionType codes. Note - it is optional to include all DescriptionType:

  <description type="1">General activity description text.  Long description of the activity with no particular structure.</description>
  <description type="2">Objectives for the activity, for example from a logical framework.</description>
  <description type="3">Statement of groups targeted to benefit from the activity.</description>

Additional description elements can be added for further DescriptionType It may be appropriate to repeat the description in other languages using xml:lang attribute. In this example, the language en has been set in the ‘’iati-activity’’ element:

  <description type="1">General activity description text. Long description of the activity with no particular structure</description>
  <description type="2">Objectives for the activity, for example from a logical framework.</description>
  <description type="3">Statement of groups targeted to benefit from the activity.</description>
  <description type="1" xml:lang="fr">Activité générale du texte de description. Longue description de l'activité sans structure particulière.</description>
  <description type="2" xml:lang="fr">Objectifs de l'activité, par exemple à partir d'un cadre logique.</description>
  <description type="3" xml:lang="fr">Déclaration de groupes ciblés pour bénéficier de l'activité.</description>

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Last updated on 2015-10-16