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Re: Line breaks in Directory String values

Howard Chu wrote:
> Michael StrÃder wrote:
>> So I'd be interested in hearing one of the core developers confirm that line
>> breaks in those attribute values will always be preserved when added via LDAP.
>> The attribute types in question all have Directory String syntax. But glancing
>> at the RFC the syntax Directory String allows CR and LF.
> OpenLDAP stores attribute values verbatim. It always has and always will.

Thanks for confirming that.

> You shouldn't even need to ask this question.

As said the automatic conversion hunks out the line breaks found in in the
original slapd.conf and many attributes in back-config gets extra checking
anyway. So the question whether some attribute values might get stored
sanitized is not that false.

I think you should appreciate client developers clarifying possible interop
issues in advance. So there's nothing justifying your arrogant attitude.

> Additional white space introduced when displaying as LDIF (e.g. for 
> line-wrapping) is strictly an LDIF concern; it is not part of the actual 
> attribute values.

I already know that very well. This was not the point here.

Ciao, Michael.

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