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>>> "Jim Sermersheim" <email@example.com> 7/14/03 3:16:38 PM >>>
There is the statement in [Protocol] that instructs:
"Because of the implied extensibility, clients and servers MUST ignore
trailing SEQUENCE elements whose tags they do not recognize."
This is basically the same text as RFC2251 (we added the _why_, and the
But I think this falls short of what it really intends to say. I think
that what it really intends to say is that:
"protocol peers MUST ignore the presence of arbitrary unexpected
extension additions above those defined (if any) in a SEQUENCE or SET
type, or of an unknown alternative in a CHOICE type, or an unknown
ENUMERATION in an enumerated type, or of an unexpected length or value
of a type whose constraint is extensible."
I just stole most of that from X.680, thus it could be shortened with a
reference, but I think the information might be handy. Also, we should
likely preserve the "trailing" word.