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Standards for M2M and the Internet of Things

TR-0057 Data Collection Principles - Container


  • Container for data instances is represented by the <container> resource.

    • Data storage used to share information with other entities and track data.

  • <container> resource has no associated content.

    • Only attributes and child resources are available.

    • Actual data/content is stored in <contentInstance> child resource.

  • <container>  is the only resource allowed to have recursive child resources.

    • <container> resource can have other <container> as  child resources.

    • useful for representing hierarchical data structure.

     containerExample of resources tree


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