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NEW Issue: 4853 [Guidelines] Two Free Standing Statements

From: Asir Vedamuthu <asirveda@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 18:47:47 -0700
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Title: [Guidelines] Two Free Standing Statements


This issue identifies two free standing statements in the Guidelines document without any basis in the Framework or Attachment specifications.

a) Section 4.1.2 [1]

"The WS-Policy Attachment specification defines a set of attachment models for use with common web service subjects: WSDL definitions [WSDL 1.1, WSDL 2.0 Core Language], UDDI directory entries [UDDI API 2.0, UDDI Data Structure 2.0, UDDI 3.0], and WS-Addressing Endpoint References (EPR) [WS-Addressing Core]."

The Attachment specification does not define anything for WS-Addressing Endpoint References.

b) Section 5.3.1 [2]

"New Assertion Authors are encouraged to try to not overload assertions. A single assertion indicates a single behavior. Sets of assertions can by grouped by an operator "all". This indicates that there is a relationship between the assertions and they now constitute a policy alternative.

If grouping is utilized, choices between alternatives can be indicated by an "exactly one" operator. This basic set of operators allows Assertion Authors a wide range of options for expressing the possible combinations of assertions within their domain."

In the compact form, the All operator does not necessarily indicate a complete policy alternative, and the ExactlyOne operator does not always wrap complete policy alternatives. So, the above content is technically incorrect. Plus, the above content is irrelevant to Section 5.3.1.


There is no basis to support these statements.


A. s/, and WS-Addressing Endpoint References (EPR) [WS-Addressing Core]//

B. Drop b)

[1] http://tinyurl.com/2hm9cc#consumers
[2] http://tinyurl.com/2hm9cc#minimal-approach


Asir S Vedamuthu
Microsoft Corporation
Received on Friday, 13 July 2007 01:47:56 UTC

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