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Subject: RE: [xacml] E-mail vote results, and one outstanding question...

After seeing the OCL example, I also am very uncomfortable with
requiring OCL as our language for describing the semantics of

On the other hand, unqualified, arbitrary "pseudocode" is not
"crystal clear" when we are trying to specify platform
independent, interoperable implementations.

Could we use the pseudocode in 7.1, and add just enough text to
specify what the various elements in the pseudocode mean?
Something like

  The above pseudocode is interpreted as in common procedural
  languages such as C except for the following:

  1)  rule[] refers to the array of rules in the <ruleSet>;
      policy[] refers to the array of policies in the

  2)  variable types are implicitly determined by the type of
      the value with which they are initialized.

  3)  a reference to rule[i] or policy[i] refers to the result
      returned when the specified rule or policy is evaluated.

Anne H. Anderson             Email: Anne.Anderson@Sun.COM
Sun Microsystems Laboratories
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Burlington, MA 01803-0902 USA  Fax: 781/442-1692

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