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  1. OMG Issue

MOF24 — Absence of definitions of "XMI" and "MOF"

  • Key: MOF24-58
  • Legacy Issue Number: 19198
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Object Management Group ( Claude Baudoin)
  • Summary:

    The document, which is about a mapping of MOF to XMI, does not define the initialisms MOF or XMI anywhere in the documents, either in Chapter 1 (Scope) or in a glossary, which does not exist in this document.

    Chapter 1 starts with "XMI is a widely used interchange format..." and ends with "MOF is the foundation technology for describing metamodels..." but there is no mention of what the terms actually stand for, a significant omission in a formal document.

    One may also question the use of "MOF 2 XMI" in the title. While "MOF2XMI" may be a common way to create a meta-abbreviation for a relationship between two concepts denoted by abbreviations, there is little justification to eschew the grammatically correct "MOF-to-XMI Mapping" (with hyphens or spaces) in the document title. Using the numeral "2" is actually ambiguous – does it mean "to" or does it refer to a version 2 of MOF?

    Overall, this issue is more about casual editing than about correctness, but I believe it makes the specification weaker, editorially, than the usual OMG standard of documentation.

  • Reported: MOF 2.4.1 — Tue, 28 Jan 2014 05:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — MOF 2.4.2
  • Disposition Summary:

    Make the change as suggested

  • Updated: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 23:16 GMT