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Re: I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-ldapbis-dn-08.txt
At 07:39 AM 2002-08-28, David Chadwick wrote:
>The ID states "It is not expected that LDAP
> implementations with a human user interface would display these
> strings directly to the user, but would most likely be performing
> translations (such as expressing attribute type names in one of the
> local national languages)."
as did RFC 2253.
>I think it is important that the ID adds after this
>"However, it is expected that LDAP APIs will return these strings as
>parameters to the calling program"
While for low-level APIs, this might be expected. But a
high-level API designed to produce a string suitable for
presentation to the user, it might be expected to perform
translations. I don't this document (or any "core" document)
has any business delineating what behaviors are to be
implemented above or below API boundaries. APIs should
be viewed as beyond our scope.