Part of CAPE-OPEN standard versions 1.0 and 1.1.

The Identification Common Interface is an horizontal interface specification for handling concepts that may be required by any business interface. It supports basic functions and is always independent of business interfaces. It is an abstract specification which creates and documents a common conceptual model in an implementation neutral manner.

Identification Common Interface SpecificationIdentification Common Interface (current document: issued in August 2003)

Identification interface provides the means for all CAPE-OPEN software components to be identified by name and textual description. All CAPE-OPEN software components must implement it. This document results from polishing the document issued by the Global CAPE-OPEN project. No change in design.

Errata & ClarificationsIdentification_Errata_and_Correction_1.0_1.014 (current document: issued on November 5, 2014)

Complements the Identification Common Interface Specification document

This document addresses the requirement of all CAPE-OPEN objects to implement the ICapeIdentification interface, places the burden of ComponentName uniqueness for Collection members on the Collection owner, and provides guidance on the minimum length of the ComponentName, as well as character sets and use of white space in both the ComponentName and ComponentDescription.

This specification is maintained by the Methods & Tools Special Interest Group.