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RE: Issue 4128 -- Action Item Dan Roth, Ashok Malhotra

From: Ashok Malhotra <ashok.malhotra@oracle.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2007 10:25:14 -0800
To: "public-ws-policy@w3.org" <public-ws-policy@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20070104102514912.00000003772@amalhotr-pc>

We agreed on yesterday's call that we should add references to WSDL 1.1 element identifier syntax and WSDL 2.0 component identifier syntax where these terms first occur in Section 3.4.

We left a part of this issue open.  This was in the nature of due diligence to ensure that earlier comments that Dan had made on the specification of policy scopes and the calculation of effective policy were not ignored.  Dan and I were given an action item to look into this.

Dan and I exchanged mail and Dan confirmed that no change in wording was needed.  Here are some excerpts from his mail:

RE:  Policy Scopes

"The URI Domain Expression section of the Attachment spec defines an element that contains "an absolute IRI that references a resource as a policy subject" [1].  This means that the URI Domain expression delegates the definition of the specified policy subject to the specified IRI.  IRIs defined to be used with the URI Domain Expression need to be clear about what policy subject they refer to.  The existing text in the Attachment spec this is sufficient to address my comment.  I don't see any need for adding additional text to the Attachment spec."

RE:  Calculating Effective Policy

"The section on Effective Policy is written in general terms: policy scopes and policy subjects.  Basically, it says that you should merge two policies if they are attached to policy scopes that contain the same policy subject.  If the domain expression used in an external policy attachment clearly defines its policy subjects as it should, then the section on effective policy tells you everything you need to know."

Thus, once the references are added, this issue can be closed.

All the best, Ashok
Received on Thursday, 4 January 2007 18:27:27 GMT

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