Wildcard elements

Wildcard elements explain how to use the XML schema element any. The XML schema construct, any, is used, for example, in Infor BOD UserArea extensions. Mapper follows the W3C standards. The specification for ION BOD UserArea extensions is a subset of the W3C standards.

The XML schema element any enables the XML document to be extended with elements that are not specified by the schema. This makes the data structure for the xs:any element to be unknown, even if data mapping requires known data structures to map data from and to. The solution is to define the elements that will replace the wildcard construct in instance documents. When the elements are defined for the mapping, these are shown in the document trees and you can use these similar to any other element that is declared in the main schemas.

See General and Wildcard element terminologies.