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Subject: RE: [xacml] Multiple Decison Request Proposal

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Erik Rissanen [mailto:erik@axiomatics.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 9:48 AM
> To: hal.lockhart@oracle.com
> Cc: xacml@lists.oasis-open.org
> Subject: Re: [xacml] Multiple Decison Request Proposal
> Hi Hal,
> I think this looks good.
> I think it is a good idea to separate this functionality from the old
> multiple resource. I'm not sure if we need a separate document for it. A
> separate chapter in the existing profile might be good enough. We
> already have several modes of multiple requests there.


> I think the <Request> element should be called something else, and this
> could have its own schema. Maybe "<MultiRequest>"?

<Request> is the existing outer element of a Request context. My notion is that <DecisionsLists> is an optional element which appears prior to the first <Attributes> element.

> We need to specify how this interacts with the old multirequest format
> in a PDP which implements both. It's quite simple really. The
> <MultiRequest> will be preprocessed by the PDP into multiple
> <xacml:Request>, and each such will be further processed to handle old
> style multiple requests. Each <xacml:Request> will evaluate into a
> single <xacml:Response>, which may contain multiple <xacml:Result> from
> the old multiple resource profile.

I didn't think of this, but I completely agree.


> Best regards,
> Erik
> Hal Lockhart wrote:
> > Last Thursday I promised to propose a scheme asking for multiple

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