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Subject: PortletDescription clarification

WSRP 1.0 has the following text for userProfileItems:

•	userProfileItems: An array of strings that enumerate what portions of 
the UserContext structure the Portlet needs to provide full 
functionality. For the fields this specification defines, the named 
profile items a Portlet uses MUST all come from the “Profile Name” 
column of the table found in section 15. ****Any use of additional 
userProfile items specified as available when the Consumer registered 
SHOULD use the names the Consumer supplied. Any additional items 
specified SHOULD be interpreted by the Consumer as additional items the 
Portlet could use if the Consumer is able to supply the data.****

Can someone clarify what the text after **** means? These statements 
seem to place a burden on the producer to use Consumer-supplied names, 
which is quite unnatural for the producer. Shouldn't the burden be 
placed on the consumer instead? These statements also force the producer 
to change the portlet description after registration. One side effect is 
that the producer will be required to maintain different portlet 
description for each producer (even for POPs).



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