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Re: SeeAlso

--On Monday, June 21, 2004 7:32 PM +0200 Pierangelo Masarati <ando@sys-net.it> wrote:


Does anyone know if any clients follow "SeeAlso"?  I'm trying to figure
out if it's a simple reference, or if clients actually follow it manually
and pull information from the SeeAlso.  Like:
if RecordA has SeeAlso: RecordB
Would a client return the contents of RecordA -and- RecordB or just
RecordA and the SeeAlso is there for the reader's benefit?

In 2.2, you might implement an overlay for slapd that does so on behalf of the client; see servers/slapd/overlays/refint.c as an example. Some time ago, I looked into a similar issue myself, of building aggregate entries by chasing seeAlso's or other DN-valued attrs, but got stuck with the problem of ensuring the consistency of the resulting entry. In fact, in most if not all the interesting cases, more than a structuralObjectClass would be required for the resulting entry.

I would think that multiple seeAlso attributes could be problematic as well.


Quanah Gibson-Mount
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Stanford University
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