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UML14 — Reflexive association in section 5.20.2

  • Key: UML14-871
  • Legacy Issue Number: 1515
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Anonymous
  • Summary:

    Summary: In section 5.20.1, a "reflexive association" is defined as an association
    from a class to itself. This is consistent with the terminology as
    generally used in the field.

    However, in section 5.20.2, a reflexive association appears to be defined
    as one that has links from an object to to itself.

    This second defintion is not industry standard (including some of the
    amigos work), appears to conflict with 5.20.1 and somewhat misapplied. The contingent existence of an
    object-to-self link should not be changing the characterization of the
    association. A reflexive assocation need not require a reflexive link.

  • Reported: UML 1.1 — Wed, 10 Jun 1998 04:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — UML 1.2
  • Disposition Summary:

    Fixed in UML 1.3

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