Two types of name format are specified in the CORBA Interoperable Naming Service:

  • Stringified name format— Stringified names have an intuitive format that is easy to read and pass from place to place.

  • Raw name format— Raw names are defined in terms of IDL complex types and can be used only within a CORBA program.

The following sections describe both of these name formats in detail.

Stringified Names

Consider the fully qualified name of the object StockExchange. Its structure is shown in Figure 6.3.

Figure 6.3. The structure of a sample stringified name.

The name is divided into three components by the component separator character /

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