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RE: Attribute Name Length Bounds
Larry S. Bartz wrote:
> Instead, consider X.501. My reading of the 4th Edition indicates
> a length limit of 1024 characters is specified. Here is a pertinent
> excerpt from Annex C of X.501:
> Can we agree that these considerations must apply to all of LDAP's
> object identifier descriptors, including attributetype names,
> objectclass names, matching rule names, etc? I suggest that we further
> follow X.501's lead and provide a length constraint of 1024 chars
> for LDAP's "DESC" stanzas as well.
The length constraint of 1024 in X.500 is non-normative. It only carries
the weight of a "suggestion". Implementors are free to impose any limit
they like, less or greater.