DFDL extensions

Additional facilities available in this product that are not specified in the DFDL 1.0 specification.


A message is a global element that represents an entire data stream (rather than a structure within a larger data stream). Within a DFDL schema file, a message is represented by a special IBM® annotation on a global element.

Further information about DFDL

For more information about DFDL, see the Open Grid Forum web site. This site has tutorials on DFDL.