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Subject: Re: [xacml-comment] equality & set/bag functions

On Tue, 19 Nov 2002, Seth Proctor wrote:

> The set and bag functions (along with others), are defined as type-[name]
> where this is expanded to include one function for each standard type.
> Presumably this includes the two duration attribute types. One of the bag
> functions and several of the set functions also specify that their
> definitions are based on using the type-equal function for the coresponding
> type. The equality functions, however, are defined individually for each
> type, and no equal functions are defined for the two duration types.
> So, the question: should there be equality functions defined for the two
> duration types, or should certain type-[name] functions not be able to
> handle the two duration types? It seems like one of those two must change
> to make this work.

I don't see why not. But it will have to be specified, such as whether 360
seconds is really equal to 6 mintues, etc.


> seth
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