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Subject: RE: [security-services] Rob's errata: Metadata 1

I tend to agree w/ Scott.  If you start to repeat schema definition in
prose, you introduce a lot of opportunity for inconsistency and error.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott Cantor [mailto:cantor.2@osu.edu]
> Sent: Friday, September 09, 2005 8:50 AM
> To: Robert Philpott (RSA); 'SAML'
> Subject: RE: [security-services] Rob's errata: Metadata 1
> > Thanks Scott.  I forgot to check the schema definition.  I do think
> > would help to add some explicit text in the attribute description to
> > mention this point for those that don't check the schema definition
> > do schema validation in their implementations.
> I guess. Not doing schema validation at runtime doesn't mean one
doesn't use
> the schema to decide what's legal and what isn't. There are probably
> places where we could repeat the schema definition in prose, but I'd
> put a statement in BOLD at the top that says "Implementers should
> refer to the schema if in doubt over the allowable content of an
element or
> attribute" or something like that.
> -- Scott
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