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Re: Fw: Re: OpenLDAP To Do List

"Kurt D. Zeilenga" wrote:
> At 04:46 AM 2002-01-18, Michael Ströder wrote:
> >"Kurt D. Zeilenga" wrote:
> >>
> >> The LDAP server should be capable of returning
> >> localized messages to LDAP clients based upon configuration
> >> or information passed from the client.
> >
> >How does the client pass the locale to be used to the server?
> >By an ExtendedRequest?
> Well, the most simple approach would be use preferredLanguage
> in an entry associated with the user to determine which set
> of messages to return.

But it's very unlikely that a directory user has an LDAP entry on a
server, he/she properly binds *and* preferredLanguage is set to
something meaningful.

> An extended operation could also be implemented to specify
> the preferred language as well.  This would be useful for
> anonymous users.

Since anonymous access is the most common use-case and LDAP
directories most times does not contain attribute preferredLanguage
an extended operation is the way to go...

Ciao, Michael.