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From "Emmanuel Lecharny" <>
Subject Re: [LDAP] Request for ASN.1 REAL conversion to LDAP Syntax and MatchingRules
Date Sun, 22 Jul 2007 19:08:26 GMT
If there is no urgency, I think we just need a JIRA as a reminder...

Writing a SC for float could be a PITA, so if we can differ it for a
while, that would be perfect.

On 7/22/07, Alex Karasulu <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've been working on some prototypes of a mapping tool from Java to LDAP and
> back. The only really
> sticky point I have for mapping simple primitive properties lies in the area
> of representing real values
> in the directory.  There is no real syntax in LDAP.  Nor are there
> matchingRules for attributes with this
> syntax.  ASN.1 defines an encoding for REAL data types here:
> I'm going to move forward and just ignore Java floats and doubles for now.
> However I would really like
> to devise a simple encoding for the base, and mantissa of these entities to
> be able to track them without
> rounding errors due to their persistence in the directory.  There's been a
> lot of conversation about this
> topic but no one has actually stepped up and done it.  Here's some links to
> these convos:
>  Does anyone think they can take a stab at writing an LDAP syntax
> description for REAL numbers
> and providing the required SyntaxChecker and matchingRules for it as well?
> Thanks,
> Alex

Emmanuel L├ęcharny

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