W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > xml-dist-app@w3.org > November 2000

[DR305] authentication, encryption, ...

From: David Ezell <David_E3@Verifone.Com>
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2000 15:23:55 -0500
Message-ID: <472E220BA79DD11186340060B06B38D9033AD0B2@tpantmail1.ssr.hp.com>
To: XML Distributed Applications List <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Cc: "'rwaldrop@webmethods.com'" <rwaldrop@webmethods.com>
On Wed, 15 Nov 2000 09:40:00+0500 Randy Waldrop wrote:
>>"...encourage a common 
>>approach for providing facilities such as: authentication, 
>>encryption, reliable delivery, sessions and transactions."
>It seems like some of these requirements may actually be higher
>level (application) issues. I would like to hear more arguments that
>they should be in the scope of the XP spec.

It may not be clear from the language.  What is suggested
is that XP have clear *facilities* to create implementations
of these features, not that XP define the features.  Such
facilities would suffice for implementing most required 
implementations (80/20).

Because of the urgent need for these features, it is a good
bet that implementors will immediately begin to introduce their
own home grown solutions, rendering almost all implementations
non-interoperable; that would be a shame, to say the least.

Since the features themselves are clearly out of scope at this
time, this requirement is intended to provide a next-best thing:
a design which promotes "best-practice" in implementing the
features, vastly improving the possibility for interoperability.

Granted there's a slippery slope here, but to withdraw entirely
and make no attempt to address the design problem is to invite
difficulty later.

All the best,
Received on Sunday, 19 November 2000 15:24:06 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 6 January 2015 22:01:10 UTC