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Re: Query: Schema Inheritance
Deepti Singh writes:
> As we all know, multiple instances of an auxillary schema object can
> be inherited by a structural schema object.
I don't know that. I know that an LDAP object can have a structural
object class and several auxiliary object classes, and that these can
share 'MAY'/'MUST' attributes.
> I want to ask for a mechanism
> through which the common attribute types of such instances can be
> distinguished from each other during LDAP modify operations.
If I understand you correctly, the LDAP data model does not support
this. An attribute in an object does not "belong to" a particular
object class in the object. Or if you prefer, if object classes "A" and
"B" in an object both say the object MUST/MAY contain attribute "foo",
then any "foo" attribute in the object "belongs" to both "A" and "B".
You could define an 'x-for-oc-' tagging attribute option and insert
Now a search for 'foo' will find both and a search for 'foo;x-for-oc-A'
will find only that. However, your client would have to recognize
';x-for-oc-' attribute options and deal with them.