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Re: objectIdentifier Macros?

Gavin Henry wrote:
<quote who="Howard Chu">
Gavin Henry wrote:
Evening all,

Are OID Macros specific to slapd?
They're a feature of X.500 that was lost in the translation to LDAP. I
implemented them for OpenLDAP and as far as I know they're unique to
I messed with them a bit; in X.500 specs they still just use dots as
separators but I found that too ambiguous for parsing, so I used colons.

Ah, thought so. So when doing a schema that *could* be used amoungst other vendors, just use the hard way...

OK, thanks.

I'd rethink that. LDAP tries to take on a life of its own but it's still only an access protocol for connecting to an X.500 service. It's still based on the X.500 data model. Since OID macros are a valid construct in X.500 schemas, I use them in my specs. (E.g. http://highlandsun.com/hyc/drafts/)
-- Howard Chu
Chief Architect, Symas Corp. http://www.symas.com
Director, Highland Sun http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
Chief Architect, OpenLDAP http://www.openldap.org/project/