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[Bug 5045] Why did intersection fail?

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Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 21:43:13 +0000
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           Summary: Why did intersection fail?
           Product: WS-Policy
           Version: PR
          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

The current Framework spec says that the result of intersection is zero or more
compatible policy alternatives.  If the intersection fails, there are zero
compatible alternatives but there is no way to indicate why the intersection
failed.  (If more than one alternative intersected we are in the space of issue
"Which Policy Alternative was Selected"
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=3639 which was marked vNext and
"won't fix".)

We have had customers ask for feedback of the form "these policies are not
compatible because Assertion X does not appear in both policies" or "these
assertions may be compatible but, unfortunately, have different namespaces". 
Thus, some form of feedback on why policies are not compatible would  be very

Perhaps this is part of negotiation:
Received on Wednesday, 12 September 2007 21:43:17 UTC

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