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Re: Error searching DNs with escaped special characters

> On Tuesday 22 July 2003 17:08, you wrote:
>> Why?  If you have a legal RDN and you extract the value
>> of an associated AVA, you should get a legal value.
>> But if that AVA is DN-valued, the special chars must
>> still be escaped, otherwise the value of the AVA would
>> not be a legal DN.  As a consequence, the special chars
>> and the escape char, which is special, must be escaped
>> on turn.
> Hmm...
> From this point of view
> It seems to me you are right.
> And i'll agree with you unconditionaly if you answer for a another one
> question:
> Do you know that another LDAP servers follow this rule when parsing DN?

Not really.  Maybe someone else can help you (us),
and I definitely think this test should be added
to http://www.openldap.org/ietf/ldapbis/dn.txt

In a few days I might be able to test it against
Active Directory and Lotus Notes.

> Thank you very much and sorry to trouble you.

No problem, its' part of my job ;)

>> It is not described in RFC.  It's my deduction of RFC's
>> meaning, corroborated by the plain recursive application
>> of slapd's DN escaping when a DN-valued attributeis used
>> in the RDN.  If you have a better interpretation of the
>> RFC that goes beyond "I think it is not right", please
>> state it, and suggest corrections.
> Sorry for my ugly english
> I feel like a dog: understand everything, but can't say it :(

Your English is good enough for posting about
technical stuff, as far as I can tell :)


Pierangelo Masarati