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RE: Distinguished values

Have you got lost in the semantics. The values in the AVA *are* values from the entry. Naturally, when you specify a DN, you may choose values that match, but this is a choice that you make. The meaning of the AVA is that it identifies a distinguished value.


-----Original Message-----
From: Hallvard B Furuseth [mailto:h.b.furuseth@usit.uio.no]
Sent: Monday, 5 April 2004 02:34
To: Ramsay, Ron
Cc: Kurt D. Zeilenga; ietf-ldapbis@OpenLDAP.org
Subject: RE: Distinguished values

Ramsay, Ron writes:
> Yes, but you can't match attributes, only attribute values!
>Kurt D. Zeilenga writes:
>> For instance, 2.2.1's
>>   These AVAs are chosen from the attributes of the entry.
>> could be replaced with:
>>   These AVAs are chosen to match attributes of the entry.

"These AVAs are chosen to match values from the attributes of the

I suppose one could quibble that one can then choose RDN cn=foo to
match street:foo when there is no cn:foo in the entry, but... um.