This option is very similar to valid_elements. The only difference between this option and valid_elements is that this one gets added to the existing rule set. This can be very useful if the existing rule set is fine but you want to add some specific elements that also should be valid. The default rule set is controlled by the schema option.
When adding a new attribute by specifying an existing element rule (e.g. img), the entire rule for that element is over-ridden so be sure to include all valid attributes not just the one you wish to add. See valid_elements for default rules.
The below example replaces the current img rule (including the global element rules)
extended_valid_elements : "img[class|src|border=0|alt|title|hspace|vspace|width|height|align|onmouseover|onmouseout|name]"