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Re: objectIdentifier Macros?

<quote who="Howard Chu">
> 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
>>> OpenLDAP.
>>> 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/)

Yeah, I've read those and seen that. Should have remembered ;-)


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>    -- 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/