.GDL - File Extension for Generic Description Language

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What is GDL? GDL, short name for Generic Description Language, is used as the file extension for Generic Description Language files. .GDL files are text files that are used to express hierarchically structured data. See the sample .GDL file included below.

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File Extension: .GDL

MIME Type: text/plain

File Content: Generic Description Language

.GDL files are Generic Description Language files, that are used to express hierarchically structured data. Here is a sample .GDL Generic Description Language file, PS_SCHM.GDL:

*% ==================
*%  === XML/XSD types :  use prefix XSD ====
*% ==================

*Template:  XSD_STRING
{
    *Type:  DATATYPE
    *DataType:   XML_TYPE
    *XMLDataType: "string"
}
*Template:  XSD_INT
{
    *Type:  DATATYPE
    *DataType:   XML_TYPE
    *XMLDataType: "int"
}

*Template:  XSD_FLOAT
{
    *Type:  DATATYPE
    *DataType:   XML_TYPE
    *XMLDataType: "float"
}
...

.GDL Generic Description Language file sample: Click sample.gdl to download.

Since .GDL files are in text format, you can use Notepad or any text editor to create or modify them. No special software is needed.

For for information on how to use .GDL Generic Description Language files, see links below:

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