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Absence of split and join behavior on one element

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Purpose

The strict separation of branched and merging Gateways should be observed, since it leads to better transparency and clarity in the process.

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Description

In case a Sequence Flow is merged and then immediately branched again, separate Gateways need to be modeled for both actions. A Gateway should not have a convergent and merging function at the same time.