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Subject: Re: [saml-dev] empty assertions

On 10/26/06, Scott Cantor <cantor.2@osu.edu> wrote:
> > In response to an attribute query, if no attributes for the principal
> > are available, it seems the IdP should return an empty response.
> Well, if you consider a Status message empty...

By "empty response" I mean a response with no assertions.  Similarly,
an "empty assertion" is one with no statements. (I just made up these
definitions, for discussion purposes.)

> > In general, what are the uses of an empty assertion?
> Nothing I can think of, and I would tend to think it wasn't really meant to
> be valid.

The only thing I can think of is an empty assertion wrapper for Advice elements.


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