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Subject: RE: [security-services] the "NotOnOrAfter" issue

Agreed, this usage of "NotOnOrAfter" is quite puzzling. I 
had been agitating for its removal some time ago, but I guess
we have never worked thru it on the list. I would propose that if there
is no good reason given by Tuesday, Jan 29, we should switch to NotAfter.

- prateek

>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: RL 'Bob' Morgan [mailto:rlmorgan@washington.edu]
>>Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 7:34 PM
>>To: OASIS Security Services TC
>>Subject: [security-services] the "NotOnOrAfter" issue
>>On Tue, 22 Jan 2002, Stephen Farrell wrote:
>>  - NotOnOrAfter. This is different from most end-date types specified
>>  elsewhere, in particular the notAfter field in many ASN.1 
>>  There is no justification given for this semantic change which will
>>  cause new boundary conditions and hence new (probably 
>>broken) code. For
>>  example, if an issuer has an X.509 certificate with a notAfter of
>>  20021231235959Z then what is the latest NotOnOrAfter value 
>>that should
>>  result in a valid assertion? What is the first NotOnOrAfter 
>>value that
>>  should result in an assertion being invalidated for this 
>>reason? I don't
>>  know the answers. Gratuitous changes are bad things. This 
>>is one such.
>>I agree that in this case consistency with X.509 Validity field:
>>   Validity ::= SEQUENCE {
>>        notBefore      Time,
>>        notAfter       Time }
>>makes good sense, and support changing the NotOnOrAfter Condition
>>attribute to "NotAfter".  Is there some good argument as to 
>>why it should
>>be NotOnOrAfter?
>> - RL "Bob"
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