Release 5 Preview #2

Expression.profile.xml

Modeling and Methodology Work GroupMaturity Level: N/AStandards Status: Informative

Raw XML (canonical form + also see XML Format Specification)

StructureDefinition for Expression

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<StructureDefinition xmlns="http://hl7.org/fhir">
  <id value="Expression"/> 
  <text> 
    <status value="generated"/> 
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            <a href="formats.html#table" title="The logical name of the element">Name</a> 
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            <a href="formats.html#table" title="Information about the use of the element">Flags</a> 
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            <a href="formats.html#table" title="Minimum and Maximum # of times the the element can appear in the instance">Card.</a> 
          </th> 
          <th class="hierarchy" style="width: 100px">
            <a href="formats.html#table" title="Reference to the type of the element">Type</a> 
          </th> 
          <th class="hierarchy" style="vertical-align: top; text-align : left; background-color: white; border: 0px #F0F0F0 solid;
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            <a href="formats.html#table" title="Additional information about the element">Description &amp; Constraints</a> 
            <span style="float: right">
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            <a href="metadatatypes-definitions.html#Expression" title="Expression : A expression that is evaluated in a specified context and returns a value.
             The context of use of the expression must specify the context in which the expression
             is evaluated, and how the result of the expression is used.">Expression</a> 
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            <a href="elementdefinition-definitions.html#ElementDefinition.isSummary" style="padding-left: 3px; padding-right: 3px; color: black; null" title="This element is included in summaries">Σ</a> 
            <a href="versions.html#std-process" style="padding-left: 3px; padding-right: 3px; border: 1px grey solid; font-weight: bold; color:
             black; background-color: #fff5e6" title="Standards Status = Trial Use">TU</a> 
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          <td class="hierarchy" style="vertical-align: top; text-align : left; background-color: white; border: 0px #F0F0F0 solid;
           padding:0px 4px 0px 4px"/> 
          <td class="hierarchy" style="vertical-align: top; text-align : left; background-color: white; border: 0px #F0F0F0 solid;
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            <a href="types.html#Element">Element</a> 
          </td> 
          <td class="hierarchy" style="vertical-align: top; text-align : left; background-color: white; border: 0px #F0F0F0 solid;
           padding:0px 4px 0px 4px">An expression that can be used to generate a value
            <br/>  
            <span style="font-style: italic" title="exp-1">+ Rule: An expression or a reference must be provided</span> 
            <br/>  Elements defined in Ancestors: 
            <a href="types.html#Element" title="Unique id for the element within a resource (for internal references). This may be any
             string value that does not contain spaces.">id</a> , 
            <a href="types.html#Element" title="May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition
             of the element. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set
             of governance  applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer
             can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the
             definition of the extension.">extension</a> 
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            <a href="metadatatypes-definitions.html#Expression.description" title="Expression.description : A brief, natural language description of the condition that effectively
             communicates the intended semantics.">description</a> 
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          <td class="hierarchy" style="vertical-align: top; text-align : left; background-color: #F7F7F7; border: 0px #F0F0F0
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            <a href="elementdefinition-definitions.html#ElementDefinition.isSummary" style="padding-left: 3px; padding-right: 3px; color: black; null" title="This element is included in summaries">Σ</a> 
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          <td class="hierarchy" style="vertical-align: top; text-align : left; background-color: #F7F7F7; border: 0px #F0F0F0
           solid; padding:0px 4px 0px 4px">0..1</td> 
          <td class="hierarchy" style="vertical-align: top; text-align : left; background-color: #F7F7F7; border: 0px #F0F0F0
           solid; padding:0px 4px 0px 4px">
            <a href="datatypes.html#string">string</a> 
          </td> 
          <td class="hierarchy" style="vertical-align: top; text-align : left; background-color: #F7F7F7; border: 0px #F0F0F0
           solid; padding:0px 4px 0px 4px">Natural language description of the condition</td> 
        </tr> 

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            <a href="metadatatypes-definitions.html#Expression.name" title="Expression.name : A short name assigned to the expression to allow for multiple reuse
             of the expression in the context where it is defined.">name</a> 
          </td> 
          <td class="hierarchy" style="vertical-align: top; text-align : left; background-color: white; border: 0px #F0F0F0 solid;
           padding:0px 4px 0px 4px">
            <a href="elementdefinition-definitions.html#ElementDefinition.isSummary" style="padding-left: 3px; padding-right: 3px; color: black; null" title="This element is included in summaries">Σ</a> 
          </td> 
          <td class="hierarchy" style="vertical-align: top; text-align : left; background-color: white; border: 0px #F0F0F0 solid;
           padding:0px 4px 0px 4px">0..1</td> 
          <td class="hierarchy" style="vertical-align: top; text-align : left; background-color: white; border: 0px #F0F0F0 solid;
           padding:0px 4px 0px 4px">
            <a href="datatypes.html#id">id</a> 
          </td> 
          <td class="hierarchy" style="vertical-align: top; text-align : left; background-color: white; border: 0px #F0F0F0 solid;
           padding:0px 4px 0px 4px">Short name assigned to expression for reuse</td> 
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            <a href="metadatatypes-definitions.html#Expression.language" title="Expression.language : The media type of the language for the expression.">language</a> 
          </td> 
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           solid; padding:0px 4px 0px 4px">
            <a href="elementdefinition-definitions.html#ElementDefinition.isSummary" style="padding-left: 3px; padding-right: 3px; color: black; null" title="This element is included in summaries">Σ</a> 
          </td> 
          <td class="hierarchy" style="vertical-align: top; text-align : left; background-color: #F7F7F7; border: 0px #F0F0F0
           solid; padding:0px 4px 0px 4px">1..1</td> 
          <td class="hierarchy" style="vertical-align: top; text-align : left; background-color: #F7F7F7; border: 0px #F0F0F0
           solid; padding:0px 4px 0px 4px">
            <a href="datatypes.html#code">code</a> 
          </td> 
          <td class="hierarchy" style="vertical-align: top; text-align : left; background-color: #F7F7F7; border: 0px #F0F0F0
           solid; padding:0px 4px 0px 4px">text/cql | text/fhirpath | application/x-fhir-query | etc.
            <br/>  
            <a href="valueset-expression-language.html" title="The media type of the expression language.">ExpressionLanguage</a>  (
            <a href="terminologies.html#extensible" title="To be conformant, the concept in this element SHALL be from the specified value set if
             any of the codes within the value set can apply to the concept being communicated.  If
             the value set does not cover the concept (based on human review), alternate codings (or,
             data type allowing, text) may be included instead.">Extensible</a>  but limited to 
            <a href="http://www.rfc-editor.org/bcp/bcp13.txt">http://www.rfc-editor.org/bcp/bcp13.txt</a> )
          </td> 
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            <a href="metadatatypes-definitions.html#Expression.expression" title="Expression.expression : An expression in the specified language that returns a value.">expression</a> 
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          <td class="hierarchy" style="vertical-align: top; text-align : left; background-color: white; border: 0px #F0F0F0 solid;
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            <a href="elementdefinition-definitions.html#ElementDefinition.isSummary" style="padding-left: 3px; padding-right: 3px; color: black; null" title="This element is included in summaries">Σ</a> 
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          <td class="hierarchy" style="vertical-align: top; text-align : left; background-color: white; border: 0px #F0F0F0 solid;
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          <td class="hierarchy" style="vertical-align: top; text-align : left; background-color: white; border: 0px #F0F0F0 solid;
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            <a href="datatypes.html#string">string</a> 
          </td> 
          <td class="hierarchy" style="vertical-align: top; text-align : left; background-color: white; border: 0px #F0F0F0 solid;
           padding:0px 4px 0px 4px">Expression in specified language</td> 
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            <a href="metadatatypes-definitions.html#Expression.reference" title="Expression.reference : A URI that defines where the expression is found.">reference</a> 
          </td> 
          <td class="hierarchy" style="vertical-align: top; text-align : left; background-color: #F7F7F7; border: 0px #F0F0F0
           solid; padding:0px 4px 0px 4px">
            <a href="elementdefinition-definitions.html#ElementDefinition.isSummary" style="padding-left: 3px; padding-right: 3px; color: black; null" title="This element is included in summaries">Σ</a> 
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          <td class="hierarchy" style="vertical-align: top; text-align : left; background-color: #F7F7F7; border: 0px #F0F0F0
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  <extension url="http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/structuredefinition-standards-status">
    <valueCode value="trial-use"/> 
  </extension> 
  <url value="http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/Expression"/> 
  <version value="4.4.0"/> 
  <name value="Expression"/> 
  <status value="draft"/> 
  <date value="2020-06-04T23:31:40+00:00"/> 
  <publisher value="HL7 FHIR Standard"/> 
  <contact> 
    <telecom> 
      <system value="url"/> 
      <value value="http://hl7.org/fhir"/> 
    </telecom> 
  </contact> 
  <description value="Base StructureDefinition for Expression Type: A expression that is evaluated in a specified
   context and returns a value. The context of use of the expression must specify the context
   in which the expression is evaluated, and how the result of the expression is used."/> 
  <fhirVersion value="4.4.0"/> 
  <mapping> 
    <identity value="rim"/> 
    <uri value="http://hl7.org/v3"/> 
    <name value="RIM Mapping"/> 
  </mapping> 
  <kind value="complex-type"/> 
  <abstract value="false"/> 
  <type value="Expression"/> 
  <baseDefinition value="http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/DataType"/> 
  <derivation value="specialization"/> 
  <snapshot> 
    <element id="Expression">
      <extension url="http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/structuredefinition-standards-status">
        <valueCode value="trial-use"/> 
      </extension> 
      <path value="Expression"/> 
      <short value="An expression that can be used to generate a value"/> 
      <definition value="A expression that is evaluated in a specified context and returns a value. The context
       of use of the expression must specify the context in which the expression is evaluated,
       and how the result of the expression is used."/> 
      <min value="0"/> 
      <max value="*"/> 
      <base> 
        <path value="Expression"/> 
        <min value="0"/> 
        <max value="*"/> 
      </base> 
      <constraint> 
        <key value="ele-1"/> 
        <severity value="error"/> 
        <human value="All FHIR elements must have a @value or children"/> 
        <expression value="hasValue() or (children().count() &gt; id.count())"/> 
        <xpath value="@value|f:*|h:div"/> 
        <source value="http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/Element"/> 
      </constraint> 
      <constraint> 
        <key value="exp-1"/> 
        <severity value="error"/> 
        <human value="An expression or a reference must be provided"/> 
        <expression value="expression.exists() or reference.exists()"/> 
        <xpath value="exists(f:expression) or exists(f:reference)"/> 
        <source value="http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/Expression"/> 
      </constraint> 
      <isModifier value="false"/> 
      <mapping> 
        <identity value="rim"/> 
        <map value="n/a"/> 
      </mapping> 
    </element> 
    <element id="Expression.id">
      <path value="Expression.id"/> 
      <representation value="xmlAttr"/> 
      <short value="Unique id for inter-element referencing"/> 
      <definition value="Unique id for the element within a resource (for internal references). This may be any
       string value that does not contain spaces."/> 
      <min value="0"/> 
      <max value="1"/> 
      <base> 
        <path value="Element.id"/> 
        <min value="0"/> 
        <max value="1"/> 
      </base> 
    <!--  Note: special primitive values have a FHIRPath system type. e.g. this is compiler magic
       (j)  -->
      <type> 
        <extension url="http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/structuredefinition-fhir-type">
          <valueUri value="string"/> 
        </extension> 
        <code value="http://hl7.org/fhirpath/System.String"/> 
      </type> 
      <isModifier value="false"/> 
      <isSummary value="false"/> 
      <mapping> 
        <identity value="rim"/> 
        <map value="n/a"/> 
      </mapping> 
    </element> 
    <element id="Expression.extension">
      <path value="Expression.extension"/> 
      <slicing> 
        <discriminator> 
          <type value="value"/> 
          <path value="url"/> 
        </discriminator> 
        <description value="Extensions are always sliced by (at least) url"/> 
        <rules value="open"/> 
      </slicing> 
      <short value="Additional content defined by implementations"/> 
      <definition value="May be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition
       of the element. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable, there is a strict set
       of governance  applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer
       can define an extension, there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the
       definition of the extension."/> 
      <comment value="There can be no stigma associated with the use of extensions by any application, project,
       or standard - regardless of the institution or jurisdiction that uses or defines the extensions.
        The use of extensions is what allows the FHIR specification to retain a core level of
       simplicity for everyone."/> 
      <alias value="extensions"/> 
      <alias value="user content"/> 
      <min value="0"/> 
      <max value="*"/> 
      <base> 
        <path value="Element.extension"/> 
        <min value="0"/> 
        <max value="*"/> 
      </base> 
      <type> 
        <code value="Extension"/> 
      </type> 
      <constraint> 
        <key value="ele-1"/> 
        <severity value="error"/> 
        <human value="All FHIR elements must have a @value or children"/> 
        <expression value="hasValue() or (children().count() &gt; id.count())"/> 
        <xpath value="@value|f:*|h:div"/> 
        <source value="http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/Element"/> 
      </constraint> 
      <constraint> 
        <key value="ext-1"/> 
        <severity value="error"/> 
        <human value="Must have either extensions or value[x], not both"/> 
        <expression value="extension.exists() != value.exists()"/> 
        <xpath value="exists(f:extension)!=exists(f:*[starts-with(local-name(.), &quot;value&quot;)])"/> 
        <source value="http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/Extension"/> 
      </constraint> 
      <isModifier value="false"/> 
      <isSummary value="false"/> 
      <mapping> 
        <identity value="rim"/> 
        <map value="n/a"/> 
      </mapping> 
    </element> 
    <element id="Expression.description">
      <path value="Expression.description"/> 
      <short value="Natural language description of the condition"/> 
      <definition value="A brief, natural language description of the condition that effectively communicates the
       intended semantics."/> 
      <min value="0"/> 
      <max value="1"/> 
      <base> 
        <path value="Expression.description"/> 
        <min value="0"/> 
        <max value="1"/> 
      </base> 
      <type> 
        <code value="string"/> 
      </type> 
      <constraint> 
        <key value="ele-1"/> 
        <severity value="error"/> 
        <human value="All FHIR elements must have a @value or children"/> 
        <expression value="hasValue() or (children().count() &gt; id.count())"/> 
        <xpath value="@value|f:*|h:div"/> 
        <source value="http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/Element"/> 
      </constraint> 
      <isModifier value="false"/> 
      <isSummary value="true"/> 
    </element> 
    <element id="Expression.name">
      <path value="Expression.name"/> 
      <short value="Short name assigned to expression for reuse"/> 
      <definition value="A short name assigned to the expression to allow for multiple reuse of the expression
       in the context where it is defined."/> 
      <min value="0"/> 
      <max value="1"/> 
      <base> 
        <path value="Expression.name"/> 
        <min value="0"/> 
        <max value="1"/> 
      </base> 
      <type> 
        <code value="id"/> 
      </type> 
      <constraint> 
        <key value="ele-1"/> 
        <severity value="error"/> 
        <human value="All FHIR elements must have a @value or children"/> 
        <expression value="hasValue() or (children().count() &gt; id.count())"/> 
        <xpath value="@value|f:*|h:div"/> 
        <source value="http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/Element"/> 
      </constraint> 
      <isModifier value="false"/> 
      <isSummary value="true"/> 
    </element> 
    <element id="Expression.language">
      <path value="Expression.language"/> 
      <short value="text/cql | text/fhirpath | application/x-fhir-query | etc."/> 
      <definition value="The media type of the language for the expression."/> 
      <min value="1"/> 
      <max value="1"/> 
      <base> 
        <path value="Expression.language"/> 
        <min value="1"/> 
        <max value="1"/> 
      </base> 
      <type> 
        <code value="code"/> 
      </type> 
      <constraint> 
        <key value="ele-1"/> 
        <severity value="error"/> 
        <human value="All FHIR elements must have a @value or children"/> 
        <expression value="hasValue() or (children().count() &gt; id.count())"/> 
        <xpath value="@value|f:*|h:div"/> 
        <source value="http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/Element"/> 
      </constraint> 
      <isModifier value="false"/> 
      <isSummary value="true"/> 
      <binding> 
        <extension url="http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/elementdefinition-maxValueSet">
          <valueCanonical value="http://www.rfc-editor.org/bcp/bcp13.txt"/> 
        </extension> 
        <extension url="http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/elementdefinition-bindingName">
          <valueString value="ExpressionLanguage"/> 
        </extension> 
        <strength value="extensible"/> 
        <description value="The media type of the expression language."/> 
        <valueSet value="http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/expression-language"/> 
      </binding> 
    </element> 
    <element id="Expression.expression">
      <path value="Expression.expression"/> 
      <short value="Expression in specified language"/> 
      <definition value="An expression in the specified language that returns a value."/> 
      <min value="0"/> 
      <max value="1"/> 
      <base> 
        <path value="Expression.expression"/> 
        <min value="0"/> 
        <max value="1"/> 
      </base> 
      <type> 
        <code value="string"/> 
      </type> 
      <constraint> 
        <key value="ele-1"/> 
        <severity value="error"/> 
        <human value="All FHIR elements must have a @value or children"/> 
        <expression value="hasValue() or (children().count() &gt; id.count())"/> 
        <xpath value="@value|f:*|h:div"/> 
        <source value="http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/Element"/> 
      </constraint> 
      <isModifier value="false"/> 
      <isSummary value="true"/> 
    </element> 
    <element id="Expression.reference">
      <path value="Expression.reference"/> 
      <short value="Where the expression is found"/> 
      <definition value="A URI that defines where the expression is found."/> 
      <comment value="If both a reference and an expression is found, the reference SHALL point to the same
       expression."/> 
      <min value="0"/> 
      <max value="1"/> 
      <base> 
        <path value="Expression.reference"/> 
        <min value="0"/> 
        <max value="1"/> 
      </base> 
      <type> 
        <code value="uri"/> 
      </type> 
      <constraint> 
        <key value="ele-1"/> 
        <severity value="error"/> 
        <human value="All FHIR elements must have a @value or children"/> 
        <expression value="hasValue() or (children().count() &gt; id.count())"/> 
        <xpath value="@value|f:*|h:div"/> 
        <source value="http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/Element"/> 
      </constraint> 
      <isModifier value="false"/> 
      <isSummary value="true"/> 
    </element> 
  </snapshot> 
  <differential> 
    <element id="Expression">
      <extension url="http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/structuredefinition-standards-status">
        <valueCode value="trial-use"/> 
      </extension> 
      <path value="Expression"/> 
      <short value="An expression that can be used to generate a value"/> 
      <definition value="A expression that is evaluated in a specified context and returns a value. The context
       of use of the expression must specify the context in which the expression is evaluated,
       and how the result of the expression is used."/> 
      <min value="0"/> 
      <max value="*"/> 
      <constraint> 
        <key value="exp-1"/> 
        <severity value="error"/> 
        <human value="An expression or a reference must be provided"/> 
        <expression value="expression.exists() or reference.exists()"/> 
        <xpath value="exists(f:expression) or exists(f:reference)"/> 
        <source value="http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/Expression"/> 
      </constraint> 
    </element> 
    <element id="Expression.description">
      <path value="Expression.description"/> 
      <short value="Natural language description of the condition"/> 
      <definition value="A brief, natural language description of the condition that effectively communicates the
       intended semantics."/> 
      <min value="0"/> 
      <max value="1"/> 
      <type> 
        <code value="string"/> 
      </type> 
      <isSummary value="true"/> 
    </element> 
    <element id="Expression.name">
      <path value="Expression.name"/> 
      <short value="Short name assigned to expression for reuse"/> 
      <definition value="A short name assigned to the expression to allow for multiple reuse of the expression
       in the context where it is defined."/> 
      <min value="0"/> 
      <max value="1"/> 
      <type> 
        <code value="id"/> 
      </type> 
      <isSummary value="true"/> 
    </element> 
    <element id="Expression.language">
      <path value="Expression.language"/> 
      <short value="text/cql | text/fhirpath | application/x-fhir-query | etc."/> 
      <definition value="The media type of the language for the expression."/> 
      <min value="1"/> 
      <max value="1"/> 
      <type> 
        <code value="code"/> 
      </type> 
      <isSummary value="true"/> 
      <binding> 
        <extension url="http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/elementdefinition-maxValueSet">
          <valueCanonical value="http://www.rfc-editor.org/bcp/bcp13.txt"/> 
        </extension> 
        <extension url="http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/elementdefinition-bindingName">
          <valueString value="ExpressionLanguage"/> 
        </extension> 
        <strength value="extensible"/> 
        <description value="The media type of the expression language."/> 
        <valueSet value="http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/expression-language"/> 
      </binding> 
    </element> 
    <element id="Expression.expression">
      <path value="Expression.expression"/> 
      <short value="Expression in specified language"/> 
      <definition value="An expression in the specified language that returns a value."/> 
      <min value="0"/> 
      <max value="1"/> 
      <type> 
        <code value="string"/> 
      </type> 
      <isSummary value="true"/> 
    </element> 
    <element id="Expression.reference">
      <path value="Expression.reference"/> 
      <short value="Where the expression is found"/> 
      <definition value="A URI that defines where the expression is found."/> 
      <comment value="If both a reference and an expression is found, the reference SHALL point to the same
       expression."/> 
      <min value="0"/> 
      <max value="1"/> 
      <type> 
        <code value="uri"/> 
      </type> 
      <isSummary value="true"/> 
    </element> 
  </differential> 
</StructureDefinition> 

Usage note: every effort has been made to ensure that the examples are correct and useful, but they are not a normative part of the specification.