Attributes are used to fill in certain product properties
. The best way to demonstrate this is with an example. Manufacturer
is an example of a categorization property that applies to all products. When looking at a particular product such as the iPod Shuffle 1GB
the manufacturer property is filled in with the value Apple
. The Apple
attribute then becomes it's own item which can have articles, images, links and threads associated with it, as well as a corresponding description. So for Apple there would be a description about the company.