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From "Jacob S. Barrett (JIRA)" <directory-...@incubator.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DIR-184) DnParser does not correctly parse leading and trailing spaces and pound signs in values.
Date Wed, 19 Apr 2006 23:11:36 GMT
    [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DIR-184?page=comments#action_12375210 ] 

Jacob S. Barrett commented on DIR-184:
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I noticed that too, but I am working with names returned by Novell eDirectory and it certainly
supports this.  I would say the more verbose plain english description is the more "correct".
 I haven't tested with other directories yet.

> DnParser does not correctly parse leading and trailing spaces and pound signs in values.
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>          Key: DIR-184
>          URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DIR-184
>      Project: Directory
>         Type: Bug

>     Reporter: Jacob S. Barrett
>     Assignee: Alex Karasulu

>
> As defined in RFC 2253 section 2.4:
> (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2253.txt)
> ..
> If the UTF-8 string does not have any of the following characters
>    which need escaping, then that string can be used as the string
>    representation of the value.
>     -   a space or "#" character occurring at the beginning of the
>         string
>     -   a space character occurring at the end of the string
>     -   one of the characters ",", "+", """, "\", "<", ">" or ";"
> ...
> A string can lead with '\ ' and trail with '\ '.  Both cases are not supported by the
DnParser and cause a parsing error.  Furthermore, if a string starts with '\ ' only the spaces
leading up to the escape should be trimmed.  In addition only the spaces after '\ ' when at
the end of a value should be stripped.
> looking at the valuelexer.g file '\#' will work anywhere in the string, but should really
only be supported at the head of the string.
> If I understand the RFC correctly then these string should be supported:
> "\    four spaces leading and 3 trailing  \ " -> "\    four spaces leading and 3 trailing
 \ "
> "    \  two leading three trailing  \    " -> "\  two leading three trailing  \ "
> "\# a leading pound" -> "\# a pound"
> "a middle # pound" -> "a middle # pound" 
> "a trailing pound #" -> "a trailing pound #"
> These are not valid:
> "middle\ spaces"
> "# a leading pound" 
> "a middle \# pound" 
> "a trailing pound \#" 
> Unless the next line in the RFC is really true, "Implementations MAY escape other characters."
 This makes things a bit more hairy I think.

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