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Re: Empty LDIF values (ITS#2218)
A fix has been committed to HEAD. Please test.
At 01:40 PM 2002-12-01, email@example.com wrote:
>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.