McDonald, Ira wrote:
> So, could you possibly explain a little more your various
> comments below by email? And (if you can) join the SM
> telecon in two weeks?
I don't know if I'll be able to, but if I am free I will call in.
> [I don't understand how you can map Create-Document
> to Validate-Job. Could you explain, please?]
The spec mentions using Create-Document to validate the format and
attributes of a document prior to submission, which is exactly what
Validate-Job does. While Validate-Job won't reserve a slot for a
document like Create-Document, I see that particular feature of the
Create-Document object as the biggest potential security hole in
the spec with very little benefit. Realistically speaking, if a
document format and specific job template attributes are acceptable
at one time, then they will be acceptable all the time for that
If the Create-Document semantics are absolutely required (I don't
see that, but if so the spec should include the justification/reason
for it), then I highly recommend that we either place a limit of 1
outstanding document per job or add a new status code ("server-
error-too-many-documents"?) so that the server can enforce limits to
avoid Denial-of-Service cases.
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