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

At 01:48 PM 2002-08-21, michael@stroeder.com wrote:
>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.

An implementation can a) generate values of a syntax and/or
parse values of a syntax.  A syntax which does only a) or
does only b) can be said to partially support a syntax.

We only publish LDAP syntaxes for which we are capable
of parsing (regardless of whether we are capable of
generating values of the syntax).

There are a number of syntaxes which our server is capable
of generating values of, but not capable of parsing values

>> 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 

I've been working on just that with LDAPbis... see