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Re: Dereference Control

Raphaël Ouazana-Sustowski wrote:

Sorry if I'm completly misunderstanding, but would not it be more simple
and user friendly if the attributes were directly returned to the user,
like do many overlays ?
Ideally this could be :
member/cn: ando
member/cn: Pierangelo Masarati
member/uid: ando

But to be more LDAP-friendly, we could see something like:
cn;member: ando
cn;member: Pierangelo Masarati
uid;member: ando

Or maybe I'm totally missing a point :)

Sort of: we need to group together multiple bits of information. trying to force all of them into the value of an attribute in a way that is not compatible with its syntax is little LDAP-ish. The correct way to extend LDAP operations is by means of controls. What I'm preparing will provide a modification of the search operation that allows aware clients to easily obtain the information they asked for already parsed in a structure. As usual, the purpose of this operation consists in moving some of the client's tasks towards the server. We're trying to do it in a way that is respectful of LDAP and generally useful.


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