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From "Ersin Er" <>
Subject Re: [ApacheDS] extendedSubtreeSpecification
Date Thu, 20 Sep 2007 05:45:13 GMT

I considered this before and concluded with the most appropriate solution
IMO. Current solution is completely backward compatible. The syntax supports
both refinements and filters for the specificationFilter component of the

I can try to explain more why I did not choose other alternative if you

On 9/20/07, Alex Karasulu <> wrote:
> Ersin,
> I got an interesting idea while thinking about subtrees and
> specifications.  As you know we complied
> up until recently strictly with the X.500 administrative model with
> respect to subtreeSpecifications.  The
> changes we added to handle refinements which were filters broke away from
> X.500 in many ways.
> I was just thinking that it may be possible to use an
> extendedSubtreeSpecification attribute which
> extends a subtreeSpecification.  However the only problem with this is the
> fact that the attributeType
> subtyping another cannot switch the SYNTAX of the AT.  This is what I
> always thought but perhaps
> I am wrong (I hope) but if I am wrong I think we can leverage AT extension
> while remaining compliant.
> Basically we can allow our subentry objectClasses to include
> extendedSubtreeSpecifications instead
> of just the usual subtreeSpecification.
> Alex

Ersin Er

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