- EOJDBCXXXXPrototypes (eg; EOJDBCFrontbasePrototypes)
How the Prototype is Applied
valueTypeis always overriden from the prototype. This covers things like
Sfor Strings and
Tfor timestamps etc...
externalTypeis overridden by the model attribute. This covers things like
widthis overridden by the model attribute. This is used where something like the width of a string is enforced.
A model without prototypes is, um, dumb. A reusable framework without prototypes is not reusable. See Practical WebObjects pages 45 - 55 for a discussion of this and code. There is some very superficial discussion in the EOModeler docs.