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Re: OpenLDAP as an address book for MS Outlook

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On 12/07/2012 10:51 AM, Victor Sudakov wrote:
> Cl?ment OUDOT wrote:
>> 2012/12/7 Victor Sudakov <vas@mpeks.tomsk.su>:
>>>>>>>>> the problem can be that Outlook use SSSVLV controls
>>>>>>>>> on attributes without ordering rules in OpenLDAP.
>>>>>>>>> Unfortunately, the 'name' attribute has no ordering
>>>>>>>>> rules,  so you can't sort results on name (this
>>>>>>>>> includes, cn, sn, gn attributes, because they
>>>>>>>>> inherit from name). We do not have this limitation
>>>>>>>>> on AD (but it breaks LDAP standard).
>>> Mark,
>>> Could you be more specific which LDAP standard it breaks? Is
>>> there an explicit prohibition for the 'name' attribute to have
>>> ordering rules? In the RFCs somewhere?
>> See http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4519#page-11
> Yes, but why do you think it is a restrictive definition and no
> more optional properties can be *added* (without removing the
> mandatory ones, of course)?

My best guess is that because this thinking leads to the very problems
("Embrace, Extend, Extinguish") that have plagued some notable
implementations of certain standards. They have been harmful to
interoperability for quite some time already.

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Ondrej Kuznik
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