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Re: Non-existent syntax referenced (ITS#2029)

Kurt D. Zeilenga wrote:
> At 08:52 AM 2002-08-18, Michael Ströder wrote:
>>Well, let's assume an application has knowledge about how to deal 
 > with attribute type It wants to know whether
 > 'teletexTerminalIdentifier' is supported by the server.
> It is partially supported.

IMHO a syntax cannot be partially supported.

 >  The server can return the attribute,
> but cannot perform any action requires knowledge of the particulars
> of the syntax.

I still disagree. I wonder how a server can return an attribute of 
a specified syntax if it does not have any knowledge of the 
syntax. How is the server supposed to convert the attribute from 
some internal representation to transmit it on the wire in a 
correct fashion if it does not know the syntax at all?

> Applications should not use schema elements unless they
> know the semantics of those elements.

Hmm, it seems to me that the thing which really needs its 
semantics clarified is attribute "ldapSyntaxes" in sub schema sub 

Ciao, Michael.