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Subject: Re: [security-services] Changes for Core 26


> The *server* may treat the URLs to be equivalent by mapping them to
> the same resource. However from the point of view of the URI spec
> they are distinct.
> This was done because the lame UNIX file system is case sensitive.

That's the point. A PDP that knows about "/PRIVATE" (and even 
"/private" too!) is likely to give a bad answer when asked (by 
Joe Public:-) about "/Private" and when the actual resource 
is "really" case insensitive. Unless the PEP automagically
"knows" how the PDP has stored the URI then we've a problem.

Now I don't know how to fix this in general, and agree its probably 
too late to include some sort of heuristic semi-fix in saml 1.0 
(assuming we're sticking to 2396 for URI comparisons), but it 
is still a real issue.


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