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Subject: Re: [security-services] New Issue: Multi-Valued Attributes

Did I miss the justification for re-inventing another xml flavor
of the ASN.1 Attribute rather than re-using someone else's (e.g. 
DSML)? Seems like we're re-visiting a lot that others must have


Scott Cantor wrote:
> > Out of the three choices, I agree that the last one is the
> > most attractive. The only thing that strikes me as odd is
> > that this allows for different values of the same attribute
> > to have different syntaxes.  Is that a useful level of complexity?
> I noticed that myself, but I concluded that since it's up to the
> attribute's "definer/owner" to design its syntax, it's a complexity that
> can be avoided (if desired) by simply not doing it.
> There's no way for a SAML application that consumes attributes to assume
> anything about the syntax of attributes anyway.
> Another way to look at it is in Java terms, where collections can
> contain any kind of Object.
> -- Scott
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