<listSeparator> (List Separator for Field Code Evaluation)

This element specifies the character that shall be interpreted as a list item separator when evaluating the contents of all fields in the current document.

[: When evaluating field instructions based on the contents of the current document, it is necessary to know the character which shall be treated as the list separator in order to prevent changes to the calculation of the same field instructions based on the current user's locale. This element stores the list separator which shall be used to evaluate fields in the contents of this document, irrespective of the locale of the application loading the file. ]

If this element is omitted, the application shall use the default list separator of its current locale setting to evaluate field instructions. If this element's attribute value is more than a single character, then the document is non-conformant.

<w:listSeparator w:val=";" />

The <listSeparator> element's @val attribute has a value of ; specifying that the semicolon character shall be interpreted as a list item separator.

For instance, the string 10;20,5 would be interpreted as having two values - 10 and 20,5. If the <listSeparator> was a comma, the same string would be interpreted as 10;20 and 5. ]

Parent Elements




<val> (String Value)

Specifies that its contents will contain a string.

The contents of this string are interpreted based on the context of the parent XML element.

  <w:pStyle w:val="heading1" /> 

The value of the @val attribute is the ID of the associated paragraph style's styleId.

However, consider the following fragment:

  <w:alias w:val="SDT Title Example" />

In this case, the decimal number in the @val attribute is the caption of the parent structured document tag. In each case, the value is interpreted in the context of the parent element. ]

The possible values for this attribute are defined by the ST_String simple type (§2.18.89).

The following XML Schema fragment defines the contents of this element:

<complexType name="CT_String">
	<attribute name="val" type="ST_String" use="required"/>