An <object> element identifies a repository object.

In the ICIM/XML DTD specification, the object element is declared as:

<!ELEMENT object (attribute | relationship)> 

This declares the VMware Smart Assurance object element to be modified. Nested in this element will be subelements that define the attribute information associated with it. The subelement of the object element can be one or more ICIM attributes or ICIM relationships.