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From Emmanuel Lecharny <>
Subject Re: [Mitosis] Distinction between leaves and branches
Date Fri, 01 Jun 2007 00:25:38 GMT
Stefan Seelmann a écrit :

>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.
Oh! Very instersting Stefan! Thanks for the pointer.

>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 There is only an outdated internet draft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?
Well, we have discussed it with pam and Alex lately, and we have some 
kind of ideas. But the info you pushed here are really interesting : we 
can even use the same attributes to have a kind of compatibility with 
existing servers.

Something new on our plate ...

Thanks again !

PS : it might deserve a JIRA

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