Item Document

The Item document, Item-v2015.1.xml, essentially contains a catalog of items available for sale. The supplier creates this document and provides it to prospective buyers.

The Item document structure is reasonably “flat”, presenting salable items in a simple hierarchy with few levels. Each item has many possible descriptive characteristics, most of which are optional, but which provide ease of description for virtually any product, including packaging, origin, and warranty information.

Extended Attributes

Extended Attributes are a fundamental part of identifying products.  They are also useful for searching across categories that may not be grouped together.  

Extended Attributes essentiall are a way of 'Tagging' a product with a quality that helps identify it. 

There are a number of 'Standard' attributes that are recommended but the use of extended attributes is not limited to this set.

Recommended Extended Attributes (use where applicable)