multilanguage attribute value

Chad La Joie lajoie at
Fri Sep 2 21:05:11 BST 2011

Agree, that we can have a discussion about it.

As far as the use of xml:* attributes, in theory, by definition, they
are valid on any XML element.  Whether the software that receives such
an attribute knows what to do or just blows up is a totally different

On Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 14:32, Cantor, Scott <cantor.2 at> wrote:
> On 9/2/11 8:51 AM, "Chad La Joie" <lajoie at> wrote:
>>The "proper" way would probably be to tag the <AttributeValue> with an
>>'xml:lang; attribute but the IdP doesn't expose any way to do that
>>nor, I suspect, does the SP know how to handle it.
> It isn't really clear what it would do with it either, so I suggest that a
> conversation about requirements take place on the dev list. Just saying
> "support it" doesn't really constitute requirements.
> But separately from that, I don't know how I feel about adding attributes
> to the defined value syntax of these attributes. We can do it, I guess,
> but I don't think we can do it in a vaccuum. Defining new ones of course
> would not create any conflicts, but is a serious hassle.
> -- Scott
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