Re: overloading cn= in the DIT

Andrew Waugh <A.Waugh@mel.dit.csiro.au> Sat, 18 July 1992 02:29 UTC

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To: George Michaelson <G.Michaelson@cc.uq.oz.au>
Cc: Erik Skovgaard <eskovgaa@cue.bc.ca>, osi-ds@cs.ucl.ac.uk
Subject: Re: overloading cn= in the DIT
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Sat, 18 Jul 92 11:32:31 +1000." <10541.711423151@brolga.cc.uq.oz.au>
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 92 12:22:47 +1000
From: Andrew Waugh <A.Waugh@mel.dit.csiro.au>

George,
  
> Now how do I deal with people who do
> search cn=<string> and find a bunch of DSA and MTA get returned?

This is the problem with the ****** DUAs, not the standard. The
user should be asking (in an appropriate GUI way, of course :-)
'search for a person with the name of George Michaelson'. Never,
ever, 'search cn="George Michaelson"'.

X.500 already has most (if not all) of the things we need to present
neat interfaces. To bad we don't use them when writing DUAs.

andrew waugh

(ps I should make an honourable mention of ITAXA, which at least
looks at the object class of the returned entries _and_sorts_them_.
Way to go.)