Re: overloading cn= in the DIT

Thomas Johannsen <thomas@aic.co.jp> Fri, 17 July 1992 05:07 UTC

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From: Thomas Johannsen <thomas@aic.co.jp>
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To: G.Michaelson@cc.uq.oz.au
Subject: Re: overloading cn= in the DIT
In-Reply-To: Mail from 'George Michaelson <G.Michaelson@cc.uq.oz.au>' dated: Fri, 17 Jul 1992 13:25:37 +1000
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George,

> I think this is a chronically bad way to name objects
> in the global DIT. cn= should be reserved for one, and
> only one kind of naming instance, and more appropriate
> nameforms should be used to identify and RDN/DN instantiate
> things of a different context.
> 
> now I've finished my diatribe, somebody shoot me down in flames.
> Please do not include any statement of the form:
> 
> 	but its specified in the standards...

I'm on _your_ side! It definitely is much easier for searches, lists or
whatever to name different things different. Why don't we call objects 
dsa= , mta= a.s.o. (I didn't check whether these id's are already used
right now - if so take it as an example).


Thomas