The any element enables the author to extend the XML document with elements not specified by the schema.
(The ? sign declares that the element can occur zero or one time inside the any element)
|id||Optional. Specifies a unique ID for the element|
|maxOccurs||Optional. Specifies the maximum number of times the any element can occur in the parent element. The value can be any number >= 0, or if you want to set no limit on the maximum number, use the value "unbounded". Default value is 1|
|minOccurs||Optional. Specifies the minimum number of times the any element can occur in the parent element. The value can be any number >= 0. Default value is 1|
|namespace||Optional. Specifies the namespaces containing the elements
that can be used. Can be set to one of the following:
|processContents||Optional. Specifies how the XML processor should handle
validation against the elements specified by this any element. Can be set to
one of the following:
|any attributes||Optional. Specifies any other attributes with non-schema namespace|
The following example shows a declaration for an element called "person". By using the <any> element the author can extend (after <lastname>) the content of "person" with any element:
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