For any locally-set attribute (i.e. not inherited), any item object stores the value in individual attribute tag(s):
<attribute name="Created" >2013-02-18T22:09:00+00:00</attribute> <attribute name="Modified" >2013-02-18T22:09:00+00:00</attribute> <attribute name="Name" >A grandchild</attribute> <attribute name="ReadCount" >61</attribute> <attribute name="SelectionCount" >45</attribute>
The example above shows data of several attribute data-types as stored in TBX form. The sole exception to this method of storage is $Text, which is handled in a discrete method of its own.
$Prototype is an exception and if set is not stored here. Instead it is stored in the optional 'proto' tag attribute in the note's
<attribute > tag has one internal attribute: name. This is the 'Name' value defined in an 'attrib' tag elsewhere in the document.
The value of the attribute is stored as nested content inside the attribute opening/closing tags.