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Empty LDIF values (ITS#2218)
Submission from: (NULL) (188.8.131.52)
>From posting to openldap-devel mailing list:
Michael Ströder writes:
>> If I set the RootDSE's DN in the LDIF with a line containing "dn:" it works.
>> But with "dn: " I get "root_dse: could not parse entry".
>> From my understanding of RFC 2849 both should work.
>> dn-spec = "dn:" (FILL distinguishedName /
>> ":" FILL base64-distinguishedName)
>> FILL = *SPACE
Indeed. Also from RFC 2849:
5) When a zero-length attribute value is to be included directly
in an LDIF file, it MUST be represented as
AttributeDescription ":" FILL SEP.
The libldif code to return different values for "attr:" and "attr: "
looks like a feature, since it handles both cases distinctly, but I
can't understand why. ("if ( *s == '\0' )" line 117 vs. line 146.)
Since an empty value can be returned in any case, it looks better to
remove the error for "attr: " and return an empty value then too.