OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help

regrep message

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [Elist Home]

Subject: Re: [regrep] Extramural Associations proposal


I apologize but somehow I missed your message.

Please see comments inline.

Joel Neu wrote:

> ...
> What do we lose if we say that an Extramural Association is only valid
> and visible to the owner of that association? (unless specifically
> overridden) Then by default, a bilateral agreement must have been
> submitted by both owners. Also, this adresses Nikola's concern that a
> 3rd party association might not require confirmation. (That case is also
> evident in your dating service U.C., where you might not want the owners
> to have visibility)
> I think his idea has the same effect as you have proposed, but avoids
> having to overly complicate the confirmation process.
> -joel

I think an important use case is to allow for 3rd parties to see an
association involving 2 parties that may have been created
by a 3rd party, but only if the 2 parties involved in teh association agree
with the association's implications.

I think Nikola's point is that confirming associations may become a
bottleneck or burden on parties. This may well be true
but it remains to be seen through the eyes of experience. I can see a future
enhancement like:

-each User instance specifies User preferences such as "I allow associations
to my objects to not require confirmation". I can also see future

-A User grants another User privileges to create associations to their
objects without needing confirmation

-An access control policy on an object which says anyone can freely create
association to it without requiring confirmation

However the base or default rule should err on the side of conservativeness
and say unless explicitly conformed an extramural association will not be
publically visible.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Farrukh Najmi [mailto:Farrukh.Najmi@sun.com]
> Sent: Saturday, November 03, 2001 11:43 AM
> To: Farrukh Najmi
> Cc: regrep@lists.oasis-open.org
> Subject: Re: [regrep] Extramural Associations proposal
> Team,
> A few things about the extramural Associations proposal.
> This proposal fills a hole in our specifications. If we do not do it
> then by default it means that anyone
> can create associations with anyone else's objects and such associations
> would be visible to the whole
> world.
> The proposal makes some very focused and surgical enhancements to
> existing Association specification in
> RIM 1.1. It should be noted that there are no new attributes added. The
> main change is in defining the
> semantics when Associations is with RegistryObjects not owned by the
> creator of the Association. This is
> essentially providing missing semantic rules rather than a substantial
> re-design.
> One of the niceties of the proposal is that no new RS interface is added
> to provide a way for a party to
> confirm an Extramural Association to an object owned by them. The
> proposal simply says confirmation is
> done by the party submitting a cloned copy of the same Association using
> existing SubmitObjectRequest in
> RS.
> The only remaining change is the addition of a 4 convenience methods to
> Association class.
> In summary this proposal is a very low hanging fruit for V2 and is
> essentially a bug fix for existing
> functionality.
> Please share any concerns you may have and I will attempt to address
> them. I look forward to your support
> on this proposal.
> --
> Regards,
> Farrukh
> Farrukh Najmi wrote:
> > Is attached per action item from today. Thanks for your consideration
> > given the short lead time.
> >
> > --
> > Regards,
> > Farrukh
> >
> >
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >                                                    Name:
> extramuralAssociationsProposal-Nov1-2001.pdf
> >    extramuralAssociationsProposal-Nov1-2001.pdf    Type: Acrobat
> (application/pdf)
> >                                                Encoding: BASE64
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> To subscribe or unsubscribe from this elist use the subscription
> manager: <http://lists.oasis-open.org/ob/adm.pl>


org:Sun Microsystems;Java Software
adr:;;1 Network Dr. MS BUR02-302;Burlington;MA;01803-0902;USA
fn:Farrukh Najmi

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [Elist Home]

Powered by eList eXpress LLC