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UML24 — navigation only possible to generalization but not to specializations of elements

  • Key: UML24-152
  • Legacy Issue Number: 15766
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Vienna University of Economics and Business ( Bernhard Hoisl)
  • Summary:

    I am using the UML specification very often and I am navigating a lot through specific elements. One thing which bothers me most is that I can only hop to the generalization of elements but not to their specializations. For example for activity diagrams, if I go to Section 12.3.16 CentralBufferNode (p. 360) I know that it is a sub-type of an ObjectNode. But now I have no chance to see which sub-types of a CentralBufferNode exists (e.g. a DataStoreNode). So I have to navigate back to p. 312 to see the dependencies of a CentralBufferNode.

    In my point of view would displaying not only generalizations but also specializations of elements directly at an element's description be a great advantage to the readability of the specification.

    It would certainly be a great surplus to me, maybe others have thought the same way, too.

  • Reported: UML 2.3 — Tue, 19 Oct 2010 04:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Closed; No Change — UML 2.4
  • 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 15:04 GMT