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Subject: XACML v3.0 Time Extensions Version 1.0 from XACML TC approved as a Committee Specification

OASIS Members and other interested parties,

OASIS is pleased to announce that XACML v3.0 Time Extensions Version 1.0 from the OASIS eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) TC [1] has been approved as an OASIS Committee Specification.

The time functions defined by the eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) Version 3.0 core specification have limited utility when used in widely distributed and replicated environments where times are presented with various, different time zones. In the most general case, the location of an XACML service that evaluates a request is unpredictable and uncontrollable by clients and changes from one request to the next.

This profile defines XACML functions for comparing time values that are not sensitive to the time zone chosen for those values. It defines functions for performing arithmetic on date and time values and defines a data-type for representing the day of the week along with functions to operate on values of the data-type.

This Committee Specification is an OASIS deliverable, completed and approved by the TC and fully ready for testing and implementation.

The prose specifications and related files are available here:

XACML v3.0 Time Extensions Version 1.0
Committee Specification 01
13 February 2020

Editable source (Authoritative):

Distribution ZIP file
For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose specification and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP file here:

Members of the XACML TC [1] approved this specification by Special Majority Vote. The specification had been released for public review as required by the TC Process [2]. The vote to approve as a Committee Specification passed [3], and the document is now available online in the OASIS Library as referenced above.

Our congratulations to the TC on achieving this milestone and our thanks to the reviewers who provided feedback on the specification drafts to help improve the quality of the work.

========== Additional references:
[1] OASIS eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) TC

[2] Public review:
* 30-day public review, 04 December 2019:
- Comment resolution log:

[3] Approval ballot:
Paul Knight....Document Process Analyst...mobile: +1 781-883-1783
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