Actually I would say they can be equal, since an attribute type accept
single value or not. If you look at ou
it is not a single value attribute.
>From the little I know I would say it is possible.
Jérôme Baumgarten wrote:
> RFC 2253 Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (v3): UTF-8 String
> Representation of Distinguished Names
> Section "3. Parsing a String back to a Distinguished Name" says the
> following :
>distinguishedName = [name] ; may be empty string
>name = name-component *("," name-component)
>name-component = attributeTypeAndValue *("+" attributeTypeAndValue)
>attributeTypeAndValue = attributeType "=" attributeValue
> but i do not know if you can use several times the same attributeType,
> might be in the RFC but (sorry) I do not have the time to read through
> the full RFC.
If there is no clear message that says types cannot be equal in ...
name = name-component *("," name-component)
then I think its allow. There are some revision documents from the LDAPBIS working
group that might mention something. Here is the homepage for the charter: