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Re: Referral chasing mistery

On Thu, Mar 22, 2001 at 07:30:43PM +0000, Konstantin Chuguev wrote:
> I see. I thought that if it is possible to use the URL form both with and
> without "/" after the ldap://[host], then ldap://[host] means "same base"
> while ldap://[host]/ means "root base". Nothing in the standard actually says
> that, and nothing explains the difference between the two forms :-(
> And nothing allows to use referrals to root naming contexts with the base
> scope then. Which is no good!
> Is there any way to save the standard-conformant clients of choking in such
> cases? Bet they are not common but still...

I agree, it would be nice to distinguish the two. The spec isn't quite
clear, but I don't think you can. Perhaps the spec could be made a bit
clearer as part of the bis-work. I hope Kurt can comment, perhaps should
ask about this on the bis-list? Perhaps the semantics for referral and
reference should be the same.

In my opinion you should never (at least not when you might be refered
to) have empty base though.