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          Representing Tables and Subtrees in the Directory

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These techniques were developed for supporting MHS use of Directory
[2], but are specified separately as they have more general
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Before considering specific function, a general purpose technique for
representing tables in the directory is introduced.  The schema for
this is given in Figure 1.
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A table can be considered as an unordered set of key to (single or
multiple) value mappings, where the key cannot be represented as a
global name.  There are four reasons why this may occur:


Security considerations are not discussed in this INTERNET--DRAFT .
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