Inside <variouspieces> information is given for a part of equipment if there is no special section existent (so far) in UDDF.
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.
(see also <equipment>)
<equipment> <variouspieces id="my_hood"> <name>hood</name> <manufacturer> <name>Neopreny</name> </manufacturer> <model>Warm Head</model> <!-- no serialnumber --> <purchase> <datetime>1982-05-15</datetime> <price currency="DM">30.00</price> <shop>Dive Terminal</shop> </purchase> <!-- no service interval --> </variouspieces> </equipment>