- This term refers to an object being the last nested object in a collection of object of which the only child the object contains is a value-type (such as string, integer, boolean, etc).
- The object this term refers to can not inherit or have children objects that are not of a value-type
- In reference, to XML style syntax, this object contains InnerText but has no Children to encapsulate. As such its value is of type String, which is a primitive data-type.
<GrandParent> <Parent> <Child>something</Child> </Parent> </GrandParent>
- In the above example, the <Child> Node/Element is a stand-alone object. Since its InnerText, or Value, is consistent with a Primitive Data-Type.
- Whereas, <GrandParent> and <Parent> Node/Elements are not stand-alone objects. They contain non-Primitive Data-Types as their InnerText.