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When reading the rest of this document, please keep in mind the following definitions:
A Locator is a value of type D_Locator (which is a sequence of D_Name values each followed by a slash).
Reserved names are:
A locator X is called
§ Project locator, if it does not contain a reserved name,
§ Aspect locator, if the last reserved name in X is Aspect,
§ Process locator, if the last reserved name in X is Process,
§ Role locator, if the last reserved name in X is Role,
§ Result Locator, if the last reserved name in X is Result,
§ Description Locator, if the last reserved name in X is Description, Selector, or Structure.
§ Package Locator, if matching the pattern Package/ D_Name.
X is said to by a preLocator of another locator Z if either X = Z or X is a prefix of Z.
A true preLocator of Z is a preLocator of Z that is shorter than Z.
A locator is said to be in use if and only if the B_WissDB_Database contains on object Y such that X is preLocator of Y.a_Loc.
The implementation of C_WissDB_DL_API has to guarantee that each result locator in use has a preLocator that is a project locator.
Each project locator has an Alias that is a positive integer. It is to be created automatically and is to be seen as being a variable of type Project Locator. The value of this variable is case-sensitive and may be changed using S_Set_Alias.
Locators L being prefixed by a project locator need to be stored in the form N/ X such that N is the alias of a project locator and X is the unique rest of L always starting with prefix Aspect/, Process/, Role/ or Result/. We then call N/ X the Standard Locator currently equivalent to locator L.
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