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  1. OMG Issue

RAS22 — Remove Descriptor Groups

  • Key: RAS22-8
  • Legacy Issue Number: 7760
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Adaptive ( Mr. Pete Rivett)
  • Summary:

    These provide an unwarranted overhead to classifying objects both in
    terms of storage and processing: for example rather than just adding a
    Descriptor to an Asset's Classification, one has first to check if there
    is an appropriate DescriptorGroup and add it or link to it. Similarly
    when removing a Descriptor one needs to check if the DescriptorGroup is
    now empty and then remove it. This is very tricky if one is performing
    the update via XMI import.
    Moreover there is redundancy and the possibility of inconsistency with
    the DescriptorGroup referring to a Context and its contained Descriptors
    also referencing a Context.

    Proposed resolution:
    Delete DescriptorGroup.
    Link Descriptor directly to Classification.
    Move the 'reference' property from DescriptorGroup to Descriptor: this
    adds a bit of overhead to each Descriptor but on the other hand provides
    more power in allowing a proper definition of the specific Descriptor to
    be referenced. This reference also allows the Descriptors to be grouped
    in practice (e.g. for display purposes).

  • Reported: RAS 2.0b1 — Mon, 20 Sep 2004 04:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — RAS 2.2
  • Disposition Summary:

    No Data Available

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