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PDX element: AdditionalAttributes
AdditionalAttributes are used to describe optional element properties that are not defined within the IPC-2571 specification. You can add one or more groups of related AdditionalAttributes, and each group can be separately labeled.
- The groupLabel attribute is required for specifying a related set of individual AdditionalAttribute elements. For example, if you're creating additional attributes about a Change, then you may want to define a set of AdditionalAttributes with a groupLabel of Cost for describing implementation and item dispositioning costs.
Since any additional attributes that you create are, by definition, outside the scope of the IPC standard, they will be ignored unless you specifically design your PDX data exchange applications to accept them. The IPC standard expects that item-related characteristics (such as resistance, power, size) should be described by the Characteristics element, rather than by AdditionalAttributes.
IPC-2571 Section 10