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RE: Quoted values in string DN
At 11:23 AM -0700 10/19/04, Kurt D. Zeilenga wrote:
At 09:53 AM 10/19/2004, Jim Sermersheim wrote:
Anyway, I diverge. I agree we can't remove DQUOTE (or even SEMI) as
escaped characters in order to support existing clients, but I
think some historical note should be added which addresses DQUOTE
and SEMI to avoid future head scratching.
Personally, I think adding historical notes, especially on
such minor points as to why DQUOTE is to be escaped, would
distract from the technical specification. I would rather
someone write a "History of LDAP" I-D which detailed how
LDAP evolved to what it is, and leave this and other LDAPBIS
I-Ds to detail how LDAP is to be implemented.
Speaking personally, I think the line should get drawn when
there is a risk that a fresh implementor would make the wrong
choice when faced with the uncommented. That is, if there
is a reasonable risk that an implementor will think it is a
doc bug if you don't explain it, you should explain it. Otherwise,
the external draft is a better way to go.
Just my two cents,