If a vehicle has a model year the XML data element may be:
In the above example the Vehicle is the object, the Model is the property and Year is the representation term.
Note that Year should not be confused with the Date representation term which requires that the month and the day also be supplied.
The representation term is used for semantic identification of a data elements and does not dictate if the data type used in a database should use a string or an integer structure. This is implementtion dependent.