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proposal for 5218

From: Christopher B Ferris <chrisfer@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2007 11:35:32 -0400
To: public-ws-policy@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF05E2F83E.92AE0E2A-ON8525737E.0054F35F-8525737E.005583C2@us.ibm.com>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=5218

If there are multiple instances of a policy assertion type in the same
policy alternative that have, if present, compatible nested policies and 
the 
policy assertion authors have not specified the semantics of repetition of 
policy
assertions of that type then that repetition is simply redundancy,
and the multiple assertions of that type within a policy alternative have
the same meaning as a single assertion of the type within the policy
alternative.

Rationale:

IMO, it matters none whether the assertion type can carry parameters 
and/or nested policy. The key is that any nested
policy present on the multiple assertions is compatible.

Cheers,

Christopher Ferris
STSM, Software Group Standards Strategy
email: chrisfer@us.ibm.com
blog: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/page/chrisferris
phone: +1 508 234 2986
Received on Wednesday, 24 October 2007 15:37:08 GMT

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