Creating protocol constructs

The first step in creating protocol constructs is to identify the behavior of the protocol, how the ends, client and server, communicate through this protocol, or if there is an order in which things happen.

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For example, in HTTP, the browser sends a request to the web server by using a connection to send the request and receives a response from the web server. This process suggests that at least the following model elements need to be present:
  • An HTTP Request model element
  • A Server Connection model element
  • An HTTP Response model element

After you have the basic behavior defined, you can add additional features to the model elements.

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