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BPMN2 — Contradiction in constraint for Start Events in Event Subprocess

  • Key: BPMN2-132
  • Legacy Issue Number: 14679
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: International Business Machines ( Ms. Suzette Samoojh)
  • Summary:

    Apparent contradiction, assuming I'm reading the constraint right.

    The spec states that "An Event Sub-Process MUST have a single Start Event". I interpret this to mean exactly one.
    And yet the spec allows a Start Event with a Multiple or Parallel Multiple event definition. These are short-hand for multiple Start Events, each with a single event definition. Hence a contradiction in functionality and intent.

    Recommend updating the spec constraint to state "An Event Sub-Process MUST have at least one Start Event".

  • Reported: BPMN 2.0b1 — Thu, 19 Nov 2009 05:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — BPMN 2.0
  • Disposition Summary:

    This is not a problem with the specification, so we close with no change
    Disposition: Closed, No Change

  • Updated: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 20:57 GMT