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RE: Does the selected Policy alternative apply in both directions?

From: Ashok Malhotra <ashok.malhotra@oracle.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2006 04:40:33 -0700
To: "Daniel Roth" <Daniel.Roth@microsoft.com>, "public-ws-policy@w3.org" <public-ws-policy@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20060901044033231.00000003164@amalhotr-pc>

Hi Dan:
You said
> The requester's policy (may be implicit or explicit) 
> determines how the requester picks which policy alternative to use.

Can you spell out that in a bit more detail.

Also, I think you are saying that the provider and requesters policies
can be different.  Is this correct?

All the best, Ashok
 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daniel Roth [mailto:Daniel.Roth@microsoft.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2006 3:23 PM
> To: Ashok Malhotra; public-ws-policy@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Does the selected Policy alternative apply in 
> both directions?
> 
> Hi Ashok,
> 
> You generally do not need to exchange policies.  For example, 
> it is enough to retrieve a provider's policy, pick one of the 
> alternatives and then just use it.  The requester's policy 
> (may be implicit or explicit) determines how the requester 
> picks which policy alternative to use.
> Here the request is using the provider's policy to determine 
> what behaviors and capabilities the provider supports.  
> 
> I hope this helps.
> 
> Daniel Roth
> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-ws-policy-request@w3.org
> [mailto:public-ws-policy-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Ashok Malhotra
> Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 4:56 PM
> To: public-ws-policy@w3.org
> Subject: Does the selected Policy alternative apply in both 
> directions?
> 
> 
> Just asking the question.
> 
> My understanding of the processing model is that the two 
> endpoints exchange policies and decide on a single common 
> policy alternative that satisfies both policies.  
> This alternative is then applied to messages flowing in both 
> directions.
> 
> Is that right?
> 
> All the best, Ashok
> 
> 
> 
> 
Received on Friday, 1 September 2006 11:42:30 GMT

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