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From "Stefan Zoerner (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Reopened: (DIRSERVER-630) If one tries to add an attribute without any value, an (illegal) attribute with empty value is created
Date Sun, 20 Aug 2006 15:37:16 GMT
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Stefan Zoerner reopened DIRSERVER-630:

The issue is still present in the current Apache DS 1.0 branch. Although the test case has
been integrated in the integration tests. First I thought. it is because the test has been
renamed to IllegalModification (without "Test" suffix), and hence does not take place during
a build or an integration test. But when I rename it, it is performed during the integration
test, and passes during the build (!).

Anyway, the test case still fails in my environment, if performed standalone.

> If one tries to add an attribute without any value, an (illegal) attribute with empty
value is created
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: DIRSERVER-630
>                 URL:
>             Project: Directory ApacheDS
>          Issue Type: Bug
>         Environment: Sun ONE Directory SDK for Java 4.1
> ApacheDS 1.0 RC 3
> Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0_04-b05)
> Microsoft Windows XP version 5.1 Service Pack 1
>            Reporter: Stefan Zoerner
>         Assigned To: Alex Karasulu
>             Fix For: 1.1.0, 1.0-RC4
>         Attachments:
> If one tries to add an attribute to an entry, and does not provide a value, it is assumed
that the server does not modify the entry. We have a situation here using Sun ONE Directory
SDK  for Java (or Netscape, now Mozilla SDK,, where adding
a description attribute without value to a person entry like this
> dn: cn=Kate Bush,dc=example,dc=com
> objectclass: person
> objectclass: top
> sn: Bush
> cn: Kate Bush
> does not fail (modify call does not result in an exception). Instead, a description attribute
is created within the entry. At least the new attribute is readable with Netscape SDK (it
is not visible to most UIs, because it is invalid ...).
> Attached you find a test case which demonstrates the problem. It passes with Sun Java
System Directory Server 5.2, for instance. Unfortunately, I was not able to create this situation
with JNDI, because its LDAP Provider does not allow this (illegal) operation -- it throws
an exception on the client side and does not seem to call the server at all. 

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