Thank you very much for your reply.
I understood your consideration, but what I was arguing about was the instance variables of the bean that is about to be passivated/activated, not the bean itself.
I was asking about the differences between HFEJB and the spec (or maybe there was no difference and I was just
Again: In HFEJB it's written that "bean's local component or home interface are an example of "passivatable" instance variable", while in the spec we can read that "entity's local component or home interface can be serialized".
Hope it became clearer now.
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