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  1. OMG Issue

XMI12 — Section 6.12 needs rewriting.

  • Key: XMI12-70
  • Legacy Issue Number: 3878
  • Status: open  
  • Source: DSTC ( Stephen Crawley)
  • Summary:

    Section 6.12 deals with the mapping of meta-model DataTypes to XMI.
    A key requirement of XMI was that XMI producer and consumer software
    could generated from a meta-model, or written to be "table driven" using
    the meta-model as input. Such software has to be compatible with any
    hand-built XMI software built according to the spec. The problem with
    Section 6.12 (as written) is that it seems to break this requirement.
    (See point 4 below).

    By saying "This general solution ...", section 6.12 seems to try to
    define a mechanism for tailoring XMI data type mappings. Unfortunately,
    it is woefully inadequate as a specification. It is unimplementable as
    written.

  • Reported: XMI 1.1 — Wed, 20 Sep 2000 04:00 GMT
  • Updated: Wed, 11 Mar 2015 11:11 GMT