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Re: Active Directory question

At 08:35 AM 4/20/2004, Jim Sermersheim wrote:
>If only tagging options were allowed, then I wouldn't be going on and on about it. 

To ensure interoperability between implementations which
support different options, we've adopted two basic rules:

        Servers are to treat attribute descriptions with
        unrecognized options as unrecognized.

        Clients may treat attribute descriptions with
        unrecognized options either as unrecognized or
        subtypes of the attribute type in the description.

This means that server can return subtypes indicated by
tagging options just as they would for other subtypes
(e.g., without requiring explicit naming of the subtype
in the solicitation).

However, servers cannot return options (like a range
option) which have semantics incompatible/non-interoperable
with either of the allowed client treatments.  To do so
would not be truly optional.