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Subject: RE: [security-services] AuthnContext classes and submission vote

What would be involved with decoupling this portion of the draft set and
submitting the remainder to OASIS?  


Rebekah Metz
Booz Allen Hamilton
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott Cantor [mailto:cantor.2@osu.edu] 
> Sent: Sunday, December 12, 2004 5:05 PM
> To: security-services@lists.oasis-open.org
> Subject: [security-services] AuthnContext classes and submission vote
> As you can read here,
> http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/saml-dev/200412/msg00007.html
> Ping found some more problems with the proposed context 
> classes. This is despite no complaints from SQC on these 
> drafts, so there goes another tool, leaving, well, none.
> I have some ideas on fixing them, but it's going to be a lot 
> of manual scouring of the files, and testing actual XML 
> documents with parsers before John or I will say with any 
> confidence that they're correct again. The changes will be 
> less invasive than the fixes we tried to make, since the 
> basic approach is correct now, we just have to both fix the 
> bugs and figure out how to evaluate correctness to some 
> degree of satisfaction for implementers.
> We also feel some discussion with people about the original 
> intent of some of the classes is important to insure nothing 
> is unintentionally changed.
> Therefore, I have voted yes on CD status and public review 
> (of which this is, I suppose, the first), but no on 
> submission to OASIS. I would suggest others consider changing 
> their votes to no on the submission ballot.
> I believe (and the interop seems to support it) that the rest 
> of the spec is ready, but apart from decoupling this piece 
> from the rest, I don't have a better suggestion.
> -- Scott
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