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  1. OMG Issue

UML14 — Page 98: arrowhead issue

  • Key: UML14-857
  • Legacy Issue Number: 1379
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Anonymous
  • Summary:

    Summary: Page 98 Filled arrowheads, stick arrowheads are dangerously close. For
    instance, Powerpoint only offers the filled and in other situations this
    would double for the stick arrowhead. In other words, too much semantic stress on
    arrowhead shape when many common tools like Powerpoint can"t differentiate.
    [Powerpoint is a simple example. I have watched tool vendors and publishers take
    a diagram like this and replace with their own versions of a black/white;
    open/closed arrowhead and accidentally transform the meaning. Even from
    UML generalization to stick arrowhead for dependency is not that hard -
    I"ve seen it done!]

  • Reported: UML 1.1 — Fri, 15 May 1998 04:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — UML 1.2
  • Disposition Summary:

    Considered and declined.

  • Updated: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 21:35 GMT