[kepler-dev] problems with annotations

Matthew Brooke brooke at nceas.ucsb.edu
Fri Oct 21 10:55:18 PDT 2005

would the new util.EmptyChangeRequest class help? If you issue an empty 
change request, are the ports added to the XML? May be worth a try


Chad Berkley wrote:
> Hey Matt and Shawn,
> In looking into the problem of getting the port attributes (mainly the 
> semantic types) to propegate through new kar files, I've run into a 
> fundamental problem with the way PTII handles ports on the canvas.  The 
> <port> entity is not actually added to the model until the port is 
> changed.  Hence, when you drag an actor to the canvas, if you look at 
> the xml view, there are no moml ports included.  This is true until you 
> actually change a port property, then it updates the model with the port 
> information.  The problem with this is, even though i'm now adding the 
> port semantic types to the moml in the kar file, they don't show up in 
> shawn's semantic type editor until you actually edit the port.  I'm not 
> sure what to do about this.  any ideas?
> Shawn, another bug I found is that the sms system isn't using the 
> semanticTypeX properties that i had in the actor metadata.  Instead, 
> it's creating another property called _semType.  Because of this, we're 
> ending up with two annotations per actor.  This will probably get fixed 
> when you update the sms stuff, right?
> chad
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