Subject: another small time/date issue
As I read the spec currently, there is no rule about whether the current time, date, and dateTime must remain constant over the course of an evaluation. If these values are provided in the Request, then clearly they do remain constant, but if they're coming from some other source (and the PDP is required to provide these values from some source), then two PDPs could have different behavior here. I doubt that difference in behavior is likely to ever cause a problem, but it does leave things somewhat underspecified. Would others find it useful to specify either: 1. The current time/date/dateTime must remain constant over the course of an evalution 2. The current time/date/dateTime, if not specified as an attribute in the Request document, must be generated dynamically with each reference from a policy Personally, I'd like to see #1 in the spec, just for clarity, but I'm willing to be convinced that this isn't important and/or useful. Just trying to get rid of an (albeit small) ambiguity. Thanks. seth ps For full disclosure, the open source project I maintain currently has the bahavior from #2, but I've just changed it to have the behavior for #1, since I think that's clearer.