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Re: (ITS#6151) Update cosine.schema to RFC 4524
Kurt Zeilenga wrote:
> One additional note, I generally would advise that a schema-aware client
> not alter it's update behavior of elements based upon whether said elements
> are active or inactive (OBSOLETE) in the schema.
I disagree especially for cases when new data is added.
> Instead, they should just
> try the update and, if it fails, report it as they normally would.
Modifying existing data I first have to think about...
> Handling the inactive condition locally hides the error from the directory
> administrator, who is likely relying on directory server logs to find
> applications which using inactive schema.
Hmm, that's not the case with a schema-aware client anyway which guides the
user *not* to use OBSOLETE schema elements. You're likely talking about
detecting pre-configured applications with hard-coded use of OBSOLETE object
classes and attribute types. Most times these are not schema-aware at all.