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From "Alex Karasulu (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Created: (DIRLDAP-65) unrecognized attributes during normalization should not throw exceptions
Date Mon, 24 Oct 2005 06:46:02 GMT
unrecognized attributes during normalization should not throw exceptions

         Key: DIRLDAP-65
     Project: Directory LDAP
        Type: Bug
  Components: Common  
    Reporter: Alex Karasulu
     Fix For: 0.9.3

During the normalization process of a DN sometimes its best to not freak out and blow a stack
trace when an attribute is not recognized.  In this case a best guess is OK.  Let's let the
schema handling catch the problem which is at a higher level.  For now normalized Dn parsers
should just leave the value as is if the attribute is unrecognized.  

Why is this ok? Again the task of spotting undefined attributes is not the job of the DnParser.
 It should perform a best guess normalization if it can using schema info.  If this info does
not exist the parse should not be prevented.  This may change in the future when we separate
parsing from normalization.

This means we need to check if a NameComponentNormalizer sees an attribute as defined or not.
 If not then we bypass normalization for the value.  If so we normalize.  We need to add an
isDefined method to NCN and modify the DnParser to adapt to this situation.

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