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Subject: RE: NHIN Exchange <Subject> question

> Interpretation A (Only one <Subject> element is required): One
> interpretation is that a SAML Assertion with an <AttributeStatement>
> element does not need a <Subject> element -inside- any child <Assertion>
> elements containing the <AttributeStatement>, but that such a SAML
> Assertion does require a <Subject> element at the root
> <Assertion>/<Subject> level.

That directly contradicts the text you're quoting.

>          <!-- Does not contain a subject, because there is one in the
>             encompassing assertion and this assertion is about the same subject ->

There is no relationship between those assertions, so they certainly don't inherit anything between them.

> Interpretation B

That is the one that actually follows the text of the spec.

-- Scott

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