Concept Number: *254
English Master: Template
Synonyms, Variations & Acronyms: none
Description: <describe the Function here, well enough to allow testing of it>.
Example (of filling out the template):
Description: Provide a mobile telephone Service. Product code 9998.
“This describes the Function which has an explicit and local (this definition) for the 2 Product-Values below. Other Attributes and specifications may be implied by other specifications elsewhere.”
1. Templates are one method for transmitting knowledge and culture through time and space. They are collections of knowledge.
2. An alternative way to describe a template is as a “form”. A template is usually for a specific Document Type or purpose. However, a template is intended as a list of ideas, or a pattern for similar specification. A form is something intended for direct data collection. It is fixed in format and appearance.
3. There is a use of the term “template” as a kind of a computer form, which is filled out on a screen.
This Concept entered by Lisa.