Early Review of draft-young-entity-category-02
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Reviewer: Tom Taylor
Review Date: 8/10/2014
Summary: Close to ready, with minor issues.
Remarks (1)-(3) also apply with applicable changes to Sections 4.1-4.2.
(1) The way in which multiple categories are associated with a SAML
entity is not stated explicitly in Section 3.1. Is this done by one
Attribute per category or by putting multiple AttributeValues into the
same Attribute? Section 3.2 implies the latter, but the syntax should be
(2) Quoting a paragraph late in Section 3.2:
If significant changes are made to a category definition, the new
version of the category SHOULD be represented by a different category
This makes me very uneasy from an interoperability point of view. One
could get unexpected results from conflating two versions of the same
category. I assume the Working Group's intention was to let the category
authority decide the issue.
(3) Quoting the next paragraph in Section 3.2:
Entity category attribute value URIs MUST be treated as opaque
The document does not say for what purpose they have to be so treated.
Obviously not for resolution (mentioned earlier). Please add some text