RE: SCXML Alternative Notation


We reviewed this issue before publishing the most recent draft and decided to keep the current terminology, largely because it is consistent with UML.  Platforms are free to introduce alternative notations as extensions (this might make particular sense for development environments.)  It would be simple to provide an XSLT stylesheet translating the alternative notation into the standard terminology if portability became an issue.


-          Jim Barnett


From: [] On Behalf Of
Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 8:51 AM
Subject: SCXML Alternative Notation


>From Working Draft 13: 

> <go to="s" on="e" if="x>1" /> 
> Would such a change of naming conventions be an improvement? Could 
> it serve to attract more new users to SCXML? We solicit feedback on 
> this matter. 

Count another "YES" vote for this idea.  Not only is it more compact 
and readable, but it also avoids inconsistent use of the "target" 
attribute between <send> and <transition>.  It may also help to make 
more explicit the distinction between an event (as used with <send> 
and <raise>) and the event designator used for transitions. 

Best regards, 


NOTICE: - This message including any attachments is intended only for the use of the designated recipient(s) named above and may contain confidential information protected by law.  If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution, or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited.  If you have received this transmission in error, please notify the sender immediately by e-mail and delete the original message including any attachments.

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail and any files attached may contain confidential and proprietary information of Alcatel-Lucent and/or its affiliated entities. Access by the intended recipient only is authorized. Any liability arising from any party acting, or refraining from acting, on any information contained in this e-mail is hereby excluded. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately, destroy the original transmission and its attachments and do not disclose the contents to any other person, use it for any purpose, or store or copy the information in any medium. Copyright in this e-mail and any attachments belongs to Alcatel-Lucent and/or its affiliated entities.

Received on Friday, 21 January 2011 17:25:39 UTC