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how much to give...

From: Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@baltimore.ie>
Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2002 17:36:48 +0000
Message-ID: <3C850230.C42E659B@baltimore.ie>
To: www-xkms@w3.org

Joseph asked:
> "The Service SHOULD return a requested data element if it is available. 
> The Service MAY return additional data elements that were not requested. 
> In particular, the service MAY return data elements specified in the 
> request with the response." On what basis wouldn't the service return 
> the data asked of it? Would this mean the client would imply the value 
> doesn't exist, or some "binding" is invalid, or only indeterminent?

If that's a quote, I think it needs rephrasing, but I kind of 
like the idea that the server can give back more than was asked
of it. What do others think? (esp if there's someone who's only
writing client code)


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