Re: [ldapext] Case sensitivity of user/group names (was Re: DBIS commentary)

Jordan Brown <Jordan.Brown@oracle.com> Thu, 03 December 2015 17:17 UTC

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Subject: Re: [ldapext] Case sensitivity of user/group names (was Re: DBIS commentary)
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[ Trying to keep case sensitivity discussions on their own thread ]

On 12/3/2015 2:42 AM, Bannister, Mark wrote:
>
> ... and let’s not also forget:
>
> http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/000095399/xrat/xbd_chap04.html#tag_01_04_06
>
> I think some of the locale considerations given in these two links can be 
> applied to the discussion
>
> of case insensitivity in LDAP attributes too.
>

If we were starting from NIS and /etc/passwd, yes.
If we were not concerned with directory interoperability between different 
platforms, yes.
If we were not concerned with consistency with names as used in the rest of the 
industry and in normal human practice, yes.

But none of those things are true.