1. OMG Issue

SNP — translation rules should be better documented

  • Key: SNP-2
  • Legacy Issue Number: 8709
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Japan Biological Informatics Consortium ( Martin Senger)
  • Summary:

    The use of UML to describe the conceptual model in UML (i.e PIM)
    and the data interchange model in XML Schema (i.e PSM) is good. It
    would be better if the translation rules are better documented (some
    of this is listed, but others are hidden in the tool implementation
    that is used to produce the schema).


    At the monent we see two alternatives. Both of them, however, need
    first to solve the issue with UML tools interoperability (see above,
    number 1). They are:

    a) Keep the current way of transformation from the XMI to the XML
    Schema but:
    i) Better document the rules used in the manual translation from
    the XMI to the Excel spreadsheet, and
    ii) Make available the software tool used to transform the Excel
    spreadsheet to the final XML Schema.

    b) Write (and make available, including reasonable documentation) a
    new tool that would transform directly from the XMI to XML Schema.

    Actually, there is also the third way. We will use it if the resulting
    XMI (coming from the new version of Umbrello 1.4) is too different
    from the current XMI. In that case, we remove from the specification
    the description how to get from the XMI to XML Schema completely, and
    we will only keep there a statemant that that both XMI and XML Schema
    are normative.

    Proposed solution:

    none yet

  • Reported: SNP 1.0b1 — Tue, 26 Apr 2005 04:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — SNP 1.0
  • Disposition Summary:

    No Data Available

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