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From "Ersin Er" <>
Subject Re: [Fwd: [ldap] Re: AW: Re: LDAP Addressbook / schema selection]
Date Mon, 22 Jan 2007 21:05:50 GMT
The thing proposed by Emmanuel is called Contexts in X.500 and they
are only used for language tags in LDAP. (Please correct if I am
wrong.) In fact, Contexts can be used for anything and they are
subject to X.500 facilities like Access Control. However LDAP only
took them as language tags and there is no reason to extend the intent
to use them in a generic manner.

BTW, about the Families of Entries, I had noted down some links here:

They can be used for much wider purposes than Contexts. I hope we have
time to implement them.

On 1/22/07, Enrique Rodriguez <> wrote:
> On 1/21/07, Emmanuel Lecharny <> wrote:
> ...
> > Well, I don't know to much about famillies, but I think that we might
> > workaround the problem of first email, second email, etc by using
> > attribute descriptions options :
> >
> > mail;primary:
> > mail;office:
> Could this technique also be used for multiple attributes that are
> typically grouped together?  As a specific example, would you do this
> with addresses, say for a shipping address vs. a secondary shipping
> address?
> In RFC 2596 the technique is used for language codes:
> streetAddress: 1 University Street
> streetAddress;lang-en: 1 University Street
> streetAddress;lang-fr: 1 rue Universite
> Would it make sense to handle shipping address vs. secondary shipping
> address attributes (from RFC 2256:  X.500 User Schema) this way?
> street;home: 5 Main St.
> street;work: 10 Commercial Way
> ... similarly for st, l, and c (state, locality, and country).
> Enrique


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