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UML14 — Associations as parts of a composite.

  • Key: UML14-899
  • Legacy Issue Number: 1943
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Anonymous
  • Summary:

    Summary: The notation says that associations may be parts of composites:

    The parts of a composition may include classes and
    associations. The meaning of an association in a composition
    is that any tuple of objects connected by a single link must
    all belong to the same container object. [p62, section 5.26.1
    Notation, UML 1.1, or p65, section 3.42.1 in UML 1.2]

    The above meaning of association as part is not recorded in the

    In any case, the definition prevents associations from having
    parts themselves. When an association has parts, some parts must
    be associations that connect to objects outside the containing
    association. See Bock & Odell in JOOP, Vol 11, No 5, September
    1998, also at:

  • Reported: UML 1.1 — Thu, 10 Sep 1998 04:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — UML 1.3
  • Disposition Summary:

    No Data Available

  • Updated: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 21:36 GMT