Full Glossary


A specification for the type of data which can be stored in an attribute. Common datatypes are:

  • Text
  • Number
  • Date
  • Content Reference

A content management system (CMS) performs validation of data submitted by editors.

Data not successfully validating against the datatype of a particular attribute will be rejected and not stored by the CMS. The datatype of a particular attribute (1) maintains the integrity of the content enforces the content model, and (2) assists the CMS in selecting the interface to display for editors.