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Subject: Re: [regrep] Issues with extramural Association


I support this change.


On Tuesday, October 8, 2002, at 08:39  AM, Farrukh Najmi wrote:

> Team,
> Based on both user and implementation experience the feedback we have 
> been receiving on Extramural associations is that it is too 
> restrictive to require that an Extramural Association (an association 
> between objects owned by two different parties) must be confirmed by 
> both parties before it is visible to the general public. The problem 
> is that it is too much of a burden for parties to keep up with the 
> confirmation task. Another problem is that hiding unconfirmed 
> associations is difficult to implement and quite inefficient.
> I would like to propose that we make the following changes in V3 
> regarding Extramural Associations:
> -Extramural Associations that have not been confirmed must be visible 
> to all and should not be invisible
> Note that anyone can still see the attributes isConfirmedBySourceOwner 
> and isConfirmedByTargetOwner to determine the confirmation status and 
> decide whether they trust this Association or not.
> The proposed change is quite simple to spec, will make the registry 
> more user friendly and will also greatly simplify implementation. It 
> can be done ijn a backward compatible way with no schema canges 
> required.
> Please share your thoughts.
> -- 
> Regards,
> Farrukh
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