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  1. OMG Issue

EAI — Overconstraint on allowed connection to "request" terminal of EAICallAdapte

  • Key: EAI-74
  • Legacy Issue Number: 4954
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Model Driven Solutions ( Ed Seidewitz)
  • Summary:

    Document: UML Profile and Interchange Models for EAI
    Section: 6.3.11.3 (EAICallAdapter)

    Description:
    Section 6.3.11.3 states that an EAICallAdapter sends its requests "...to the input terminal of an EAIRequestReplyAdapter." More stringently, the section includes the constraint that "The 'out' terminal of [an] EAICallAdapter must be connected via an EAILink to the 'requestIn' terminal of an EAIRequestReplyAdapter." This means that the requests coming out of an EAICallAdapter cannot be routed through any operators, but must flow DIRECTLY to the input terminal of an EAIRequestReplyAdapter. This seems to seriously limit the usefulness of splitting call and request/reply adapters at all, and it certainly prevents a core capability that we need of being able to route request messages just like any other messages. Obviously, at the end of a message flow, a request message generally needs to flow into a EAIRequestReplyAdapter, but there is no reason the connection has to be DIRECT.

    Recommendation:
    Eliminate the constraint.

  • Reported: EAI 1.0b1 — Thu, 7 Mar 2002 05:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — EAI 1.0
  • Disposition Summary:

    Eliminate the constraint.

  • Updated: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 20:58 GMT