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[Bug 4552] Should the word "collection" be changed to something more specific?

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Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 20:09:55 +0000
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           Summary: Should the word "collection" be changed to something
                    more specific?
           Product: WS-Policy
           Version: CR
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Framework
        AssignedTo: fsasaki@w3.org
        ReportedBy: ashok.malhotra@oracle.com
         QAContact: public-ws-policy-qa@w3.org

David Hull started this conversation by noting that where the Framework spec
uses the word "collection", it really means "bag" as there is no order and
duplicates are allowed.  See

I replied, supporting this suggestion and noting that 'collection' is used in 3
contexts in the Framework spec:  a policy is a collection of alternatives, am
alternative is a collection of assertions and a policy scope is a collection of
policy subjects.

Fabian responded saying that implementations could do what they wanted;
specifically they could eliminate duplicates

Asir responded that the word 'bag' was too technical and suggested that we add
the sentence "The items in a collection in this specification are unordered and
may contain duplicates."  See
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