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RE: Does the selected Policy alternative apply in both directions?

From: Daniel Roth <Daniel.Roth@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 15:23:17 -0700
Message-ID: <CACD2E414F77164CA4F324AF9A2094F30264C82B@RED-MSG-70.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Ashok Malhotra" <ashok.malhotra@oracle.com>, <public-ws-policy@w3.org>

Hi Ashok,

You generally do not need to exchange policies.  For example, it is
enough to retrieve a provider's policy, pick one of the alternatives and
then just use it.  The requester's policy (may be implicit or explicit)
determines how the requester picks which policy alternative to use.
Here the request is using the provider's policy to determine what
behaviors and capabilities the provider supports.  

I hope this helps.

Daniel Roth
-----Original Message-----
From: public-ws-policy-request@w3.org
[mailto:public-ws-policy-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Ashok Malhotra
Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 4:56 PM
To: public-ws-policy@w3.org
Subject: Does the selected Policy alternative apply in both directions?

Just asking the question.

My understanding of the processing model is that the two endpoints
exchange policies 
and decide on a single common policy alternative that satisfies both
This alternative is then applied to messages flowing in both directions.

Is that right?

All the best, Ashok
Received on Thursday, 31 August 2006 22:23:53 UTC

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