Inside <compass> statements concerning the compass model used are given. Several <compass> elements can be given one after the other.
In case a <manufacturer>'s data are defined before in the UDDF file it is possible to set a cross-reference via <link/> to these data inside every section of a piece of equipment. Then the <manufacturer>'s data need to be given only once (globally) but can be used as often as necessary.
<equipment> <compass id="my_compass"> <name>Supercompass</name> <manufacturer>Master of Compasses</manufacturer> <manufacturer> <name>Master of Compasses</name> <address> <!-- address data of manufacturer --> </address> <contact> <!-- contact data of manufacturer --> </contact> </manufacturer> <model>Master I</model> <serialnumber>12345</serialnumber> <purchase> <datetime>1965-03-08</datetime> <price currency="DM">20.00</price> <shop> <name>Diver's Needs</name> <address> <!-- address of shop --> </address> <contact> <!-- phone number, email address etc. --> </contact> <notes> <!-- additional remarks --> </notes> </shop> </purchase> </compass> </equipment>