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Re: LDAP URL in ref attribute (ITS#1927)
At 10:45 AM 2002-07-05, email@example.com wrote:
>Full_Name: Michael Ströder
>Submission from: (NULL) (220.127.116.11)
>I'm playing with knowledge references. I noticed that if a LDAP URL in the
>attribute ref contains a space character in the DN the LDAP URL is not correctly
URLs cannot have unescaped space characters in them.
>and therefore OpenLDAP 2 server does not return the whole LDAP URL.
Correct. It ignores the label portion of the ref value per
>Using the same LDAP URL with space character URL-encoded like %20 works.
>(RFC2255 is not really clear on when to use URL-encoded strings. One could
>consider RFC2255 to be seriously flawed in this regard.)
RFC 2255, Section 3:
Note that any URL-illegal characters (e.g., spaces), URL special
characters (as defined in section 2.2 of RFC 1738) and the reserved
character '?' (ASCII 63) occurring inside a dn, filter, or other
element of an LDAP URL MUST be escaped using the % method described
in RFC 1738 . If a comma character ',' occurs inside an extension
value, the character MUST also be escaped using the % method.
as shown in examples provided in Section 6.
If this, in your opinion, isn't clear enough, I suggest you raise
an issue with the IETF LDAPbis WG which is chartered to revise