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UML2 — section 8.3.2, a "Connector"

  • Key: UML2-4
  • Legacy Issue Number: 7851
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: MargullSoft ( Dr. Ulrich Margull)
  • Summary:

    In section 8.3.2, a "Connector" is defined as either a "delegate" or an "assembly" connector. The definition is based on "required port" resp. "provided port". However, these terms are not defined in the document; furthermore, they do not make sense at all. In section 9.3.11, a port is defined to have "provided" and/or "required" interfaces, which are well-defined. However, in the whole document is no definition for a "provided port" or "required port". From my understanding, such a thing does not make sense at all. A port is a point of interaction, and the terms "provided/required port" are non-sense. Please, provide a definition of "provided port" and "required port", or remove the corresponding sections. I hope I could help You with Your great work, Yours, Dr. Uli Margull PS: I came across this topic when working for the AutoSAR standard (car manufacturer and OEMs). They have the same unclear usage of "provided port" and "required port", and looking into the UML standard 2.0 did not help me to resolve this issue.

  • Reported: UML 1.5 — Wed, 13 Oct 2004 04:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — UML 2.0
  • Disposition Summary:

    This issue has already been resolved by, or no longer applies to, the UML 2.5 Beta 1 specification.
    Disposition: Closed - No Change

  • Updated: Sun, 8 Mar 2015 15:13 GMT