Before/After Element (Data)
The "before" and "after" Elements
You will sometimes want to utilize the timing dependency mechanism to establish a relationship between two tasks. There are two types of relationships. In the first, one task must occur before another task. In the second, a task must occur after another. Each timing dependency relationship is specified through the use of either a "before" or "after" element, with the element dictating the nature of the relationship. Other than the name, these two elements are identical, and the complete list of attributes for the elements is below.
name Text – Specifies the name of the other task that this task is dependent upon.
The following example demonstrates what a "before" or "after" element might look like. All default values are assumed for optional attributes.
<before name="Later Script"/> <after name="Earlier Script"/>