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Raj Waters
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Hi
I am Raj. I have just joined the group. I am planning to give the exam by mid July. Though UML is something which has fascinated me for quiet some time. I would love to post some of the fascinating questions on UML which I guess would interest everyone in this group.
If we have to a develop a design model for a web application. While preparing use case for the same, can Internet Browser be termed as an actor. Any guesses?
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Lasse Koskela
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I'd just use an actor called "User" or "Client" to describe the combination of man & browser.


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Ilja Preuss
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Originally posted by Raj Waters:
If we have to a develop a design model for a web application. While preparing use case for the same, can Internet Browser be termed as an actor. Any guesses?

Well, I guess *technically* it could.
But will the browser ever act without being stimulated by a (human) user?


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Raj Waters
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According to me NO.
Internet Browser is merely an utility to display WEB (HTML) pages. It does not perform any role in context of any specific application OR problem domain.
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