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Protocol: referrals and other URIs
There is the following text regarding referral URIs in the protocol
"Other kinds of URIs may be returned, so long as the operation could be
performed using that protocol."
It's quite likely (actually, it's a reality) that a protocol could
exist which allows some directory operations (like add, modify, and
search), but not others (like modDN).
Even when one considers this language a certain way, two LDAP servers
may not both support the same extended operation.
There is no way a server can know which operations a URI can be applied
There are no forward-looking provisions with which an administrator can
use to convey operation-specific URIs to the server.
I don't think it is within the charter to modify the format of a
referral such that operation-specific knowledge can be built into them.
Thus, I suggest this be dropped or reworded. I can't think of wording
that allows "any URI to be returned, regardless of its protocol's
ability to perform all operations" that wouldn't just remove the need
for the statement. So I suggest dropping it.