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Re: Distinguished values
At 10:12 AM 3/15/2004, Hallvard B Furuseth wrote:
>Some nitpicks which I don't know if we should bother to address:
>[Models] 2.2.1 Relative Distinguished Names & 2.5.4 Attribute Values
>indicate that the attribute values in an RDN must be identical to the
>corresponding attribute values in the entry, not merely equivalent to
>them. I expect that is wrong.
I note that the language used in [Models] comes from similar
language in X.501(93), in particular in 8.1.12 and 8.5.
But X.501 also contains 9 which clarifies that the value in
the RDN only needs to "match" the distinguished value.
I'd be open to some simple clarifications.
For instance, 2.2.1's
These AVAs are chosen from the attributes of the entry.
could be replaced with:
These AVAs are chosen to match attributes of the entry.
When an attribute is used for naming of the entry, one and only one
value of the attribute is selected to appear in the Relative
Distinguished Name. This value is known as a distinguished value.
could be reworded:
When an attribute is used for naming of the entry, one and only
one value of that attribute is used in forming the Relative
Distinguished Name. This value is known as a distinguishing