The types discussed in this chapter are used in many application programs. Types whose representations are defined by each site, such as INT_type and BOOL_type, are defined in section 10.1. Types that are particular to the values of specific attributes are defined in chapter 17. Section 13.1 contains brief descriptions of the site-dependent types, which are described in detail in section 10.1. Sections 13.2 through 13.11 describe some predefined types that are necessary for the manipulation of documents and attributes. Section 13.12 contains a number of miscellaneous types and routines expected to be useful in many circumstances. The next section, 13.13, defines a set of type definitions and routines that are used for creating sequences of objects, where each object is of the same type. Although a character string is simply a sequence of CHAR_type objects, we expect that character strings will be of widespread use and so we provide a type definition and several routines that provide a specialized string interface. These routines are described in section 13.14.
KeywordsType Object Character String Union Field Implementation Status Object Identifier
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