narrative

iati-activities/iati-activity/activity-date/narrative

This is the reference page for the XML element narrative. See also the relevant overview page: Activity Dates

Definition

The free text name or description of the item being described. This can be repeated in multiple languages.

Rules

The text in this element must be of type xsd:string.

This element may occur any number of times.

Attributes

@xml:lang

ISO 639-1 code specifying the language of text in this element. If a default language is specified in the iati-activity element it does not have to be repeated here.

This value must be on the Language codelist.

Example Usage

The narrative child element can be used to declare freetext for the activity-date element.

Note: In this example, free text narrative has been included with the just one activity-date element. This is entirely optional, and best applied when such text can add additional clarification to the activity-date.
  <activity-date iso-date="2012-04-15" type="1">
   <narrative>Planned start date of the activity</narrative>
   <narrative xml:lang="fr">Date prévue de début de l'activité</narrative>   
  </activity-date> 
  <activity-date iso-date="2012-04-28" type="2" />
  <activity-date iso-date="2015-12-31" type="3" />
The narrative element can be repeated for any language additional to the default language set in iati-activity, by using the @xml:lang attribute.
One example illustrated below:
  <activity-date iso-date="2012-04-15" type="1">
   <narrative>Planned start date of the activity</narrative>
   <narrative xml:lang="fr">Date prévue de début de l'activité</narrative>   
  </activity-date> 
  <activity-date iso-date="2012-04-28" type="2" />
  <activity-date iso-date="2015-12-31" type="3" />

Changelog

2.01

The narrative element was introduced in 2.01.

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