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Re: transaction specific policies

From: Joseph Reagle <reagle@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2002 14:38:35 -0400
To: Daniel Ash <Daniel.Ash@identrus.com>, "'stephen.farrell@baltimore.ie'" <stephen.farrell@baltimore.ie>
Cc: "'www-xkms@w3.org '" <www-xkms@w3.org>
Message-Id: <200208201438.35025.reagle@w3.org>

On Tuesday 20 August 2002 02:11 pm, Daniel Ash wrote:
> i would suggest for xkms to say less (nothing) about the format and
> meaning of a policy than x509.  maintain the ability to bind policy to a
> key (for PKIs that don't use certificates).  and to add the capability to
> bind policy to a transaction (cert or certless PKIs).  identifiers only.

I agree. Presently it is ambigous as to what the meaning of a validation 
means, and if there is an identifier associated with the transaction it is 
no longer ambigous -- even if the definition itself is out of scope.
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