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RE: Suggested text to close Bug 3602

From: Asir Vedamuthu <asirveda@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2006 08:52:26 -0700
Message-ID: <4DF3D07B9910264B9470DA1F811D1A950B8FBB55@RED-MSG-43.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Monica J. Martin" <Monica.Martin@Sun.COM>, Ashok Malhotra <ashok.malhotra@oracle.com>
CC: <public-ws-policy@w3.org>

Monica - great suggestion. This is a good compromise text that clarifies
the intent.


Asir S Vedamuthu
Microsoft Corporation

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[mailto:public-ws-policy-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Monica J. Martin
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2006 8:49 AM
To: Ashok Malhotra
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Subject: Re: Suggested text to close Bug 3602
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>For example, if there is a policy with an assertion marked with
"optional='true'" this puts the assertion in the vocabulary of the
policy.  When this policy is normalized the assertion appears in one
alternative and not in the other.  If the alternative that does not
include the assertion is chosen then it is explicitly prohibited to
apply the assertion as the assertion is part of the policy vocabulary.
mm1: Ashok, where this text falls in the specification, it is premature 
to discuss wsp:Optional, normalization and XML representation. In 
addition, this text duplicates existing material.  We could revise the 
existing text in Section 3.2:

    Change from: An assertion whose type is part of the policy's
    vocabulary but is not included in an alternative is explicitly
    prohibited by the alternative.
    Change to: When an assertion whose type is part of the policy
    vocabulary but is not included in a policy alternative, the provider
    does not apply that policy assertion in that policy alternative.

An option to consider rather than another example is to reference 
further sections and include more detail in the Guideline and/or Primer 
documents. Thanks.
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