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From Stefan Seelmann <>
Subject Re: [Mitosis] Distinction between leaves and branches
Date Thu, 31 May 2007 19:45:30 GMT
Hi Emmanuel,

Emmanuel Lecharny schrieb:
> It would then be interesting to store a kind of virtual attribute
> which hold the number of descendant within each entry. If this number
> is 0, then this is a leaf.

Just for info, there are already some (non-standardized) attributes for
such information.

hasSubordinates: Contains TRUE or FALSE. Defined in X.501. Implemented
by OpenLDAP and IBM Tivoli.

numSubordinates: Contains the number of direct subordinates, 0 means
leaf. There is only an outdated internet draft
Implemented by Sun Directory and IBM Tivoli.

subordinateCount: Novell eDirectory propriety attribute, works like

The Studio browser uses this information to decide if a branch is
expandable or not.

Or should this attribute contain the number of *all* subordinates
(recursively) of an entry?


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