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LDIF - pointing an attribute's value at another attribute in the same entry
I'm supporting a bunch of existing apps with my directory, and I don't
really have any control of what attributes these apps request to get
their information. So for example, while the Mozilla address book will
request a 'description' for a person's entry, Evolution will request
'note' for the same exact thing. This is a real annoyance and it
happens a lot. So now I have a choice to make:
1. I can alter the schema where the 'description' attribute is defined
and make it answer to the 'note' requests as well. This alters a
standard schema. This is bad (tm)
2. I can duplicate a value in my entry, which is really hard to
maintain and is BAD - BAD data design.
Isn't there a way to do mapping something like this in an ldif entry:
description: Brian is an ok guy. He tends not to ask
questions which are so inanely stupid you wish there was a 'slap'
button next to 'reply' in your email client.
So that when Evo asks for 'note' it gets the value stored in
'description' for the same entry? I thought I read of a way to do this
once, but now I can't find the reference again.