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Subject: Re: [xacml] Make "*-on-and-only" an AttributeDescription option

>> Sorry, yes, I meant AttributeDesignator.  -Anne
>Then, I am opposed to this modification. Why do you want it?
>To cut down on XML characters one has to type? %^D
>The type of the <*AttributeDesignator> construct would then be overloaded
>to represent a Bag or a singleton depending on this attribute. That would
>have typing issues with the <*Match> constructs as they take
><*AttributeDesignator>s that must have type Bag.
>Granted, that the type can be figured out by the looking at this
>attribute, but in effect it is really a different construct all together,
>i.e. one with the "*-one-and-only" function applied.
>This modification will not add any functionality. It is merely a
>convienience, and furthermore with typing issues.
>If we were to have it, it should be named differently and appropriately,
>especially since it will not be able to be applied within a <*Match>

I'm convinced.  I think cutting down on XML characters is
worthwhile if minimal additional complexity is involved.  It
looks like the complexity is not minimal, however, so consider
this proposal dropped.

Anne H. Anderson             Email: Anne.Anderson@Sun.COM
Sun Microsystems Laboratories
1 Network Drive,UBUR02-311     Tel: 781/442-0928
Burlington, MA 01803-0902 USA  Fax: 781/442-1692

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