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Plea for Server Side Sorting
I've read through the archive for the list about server side sorting and
wanted to add my own impressions...
Quick disclaimer, I am a perl programmer using Net::LDAP and don't think I
could contribute a patch to OpenLDAP since I am not versed in C(++).
Server side sorting is a huge gain for LDAP application programmers (like
myself). It saves the effort of having to store the results (in memory) in
order for them to be sorted. I guess the equivalent would be like not having
sorted results for SQL queries.
Much of the perception seems to be that this is an LDAP server for account
management and authentication. True, but LDAP has many uses, one of which is
an email/contact directory where clients perform searches against it and would
like to see sorted results.
I myself have a copy of OpenLDAP running on my PC with all of my contacts in
it and wrote a front end to do lookups. Yes it's the hard way to do things,
but I learned how to use OpenLDAP and Net::LDAP....
I can't imagine this is rocket science to code, and there is an RFC out there
(RFC-2891) which shows the guidelines for this control..
Maybe we should offer bounties for the one to code this? I'd be willing to
donate to the cause...