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DN string representation (ITS#3009)

Full_Name: Dmitry A.
Version: 2.1.25
OS: Linux RH 9.0
URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
Submission from: (NULL) (

1. Special character escaping issue.
Draft RFC "String Representation of Distinguished Names"
<draft-ietf-ldapbis-dn-12.txt> which obsoletes RFC2253 in clause 2.4 defines set
of characters to be escaped 
" ", """, "#", "+", ",", ";", "<", "=", ">", or "\"
that can be prefixed by a backslash (?\?).
However, the server returns an error ?Invalid DN syntax? when any AttributeValue
included in DN contains ?=? character escaped with a backslash.

2. Leading and trailing spaces issue.
When I try to rename existing entry (e.g.: with UID or OU RDN's attribute type)
to the same RDN's value except for additional trailing or leading spaces (being
escaped ofcourse) the server return "Already Exists" error.

Could you please clarify this issues?