Re: [ldapext] Case sensitivity summary

"Bannister, Mark" <Mark.Bannister@morganstanley.com> Fri, 04 December 2015 22:58 UTC

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> > > We are not going to define a standard that forces everyone to do 
> > > everything 'right' while providing interworking of differing systems. It is simply not possible.
> > 
> > Yes it *is* possible.  You take the POSIX approach and do not attempt 
> > to interpret case.  You do byte-by-byte comparisons.
> 
> Yes that works perfectly. IFF you are only considering Unix-like systems. Most LDAP
> deployments at least aspire to be useful for a wider range of client systems.
> 
> [ IFF == If and only if ]
> 
> Andrew

Not true.  If all you're trying to do is protect Windows users from accidental use
of the CAPS LOCK key, you can fix that in Windows before you even talk to the
directory server.

Mark.



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