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Subject: RE: [wsrp] User Profile Items - Draft Proposal

I would agree that it is misleading to claim UserProfile is not extensible in v1 as extension points exist at every level in the hierarchy, including the base. What was accepted as an issue at the F2F is that there is no means to exchange type metadata about custom user profile items. I could see ModelDescription as a good candidate for how to exchange this information, but do not see a need to change the way such items are carried at runtime (i.e. as extension elements).


"Andre Kramer" <andre.kramer@eu.citrix.com>

06/01/05 04:09 AM

"Subbu Allamaraju" <subbu@bea.com>, "wsrp" <wsrp@lists.oasis-open.org>
RE: [wsrp] User Profile Items - Draft Proposal

It's a bit miss leading to claim UserProfile elements can't be extended
in 1.0. While I'm not opposed to using properties as a extension
mechanism, I think the intent was to allow each of the UserProfile
sub-elements to be extensible? E.g. EmployerInfo could carry standard
codes for type-of-business in an extension element using some existing
XML schema. Therefore, would it not be better to leave custom values to
XML as an extension, at the appropriate level, relying on namespacing,
rather than forcing a property model to be in use at the profile level?


-----Original Message-----
From: Subbu Allamaraju [mailto:subbu@bea.com]
Sent: 31 May 2005 20:46
To: wsrp
Subject: [wsrp] User Profile Items - Draft Proposal

One of the action items at the last F2F was for Richard and me to
propose a fix to the user profile related inconsistencies in the V1

I'm attaching a note on this for your review. Since Richard is out sick,

I would appreciate if someone from IBM checks to see if it meets his
concerns and use cases.



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