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From "Emmanuel Lecharny (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Updated: (DIRSERVER-1004) Support REAL syntax and matchingRules without precision loss
Date Wed, 02 Apr 2008 23:04:24 GMT


Emmanuel Lecharny updated DIRSERVER-1004:

    Fix Version/s:     (was: 1.5.2)

Not reallly urgent ...

> Support REAL syntax and matchingRules without precision loss
> ------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: DIRSERVER-1004
>                 URL:
>             Project: Directory ApacheDS
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: schema
>            Reporter: Alex Karasulu
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 2.0.0
> There is no real data type syntax in LDAP.  Nor are there matchingRules for attributes
with this
> syntax.  ASN.1 defines an encoding for REAL data types here:
> Would really be nice to devise a simple encoding for the base, and mantissa of REAL values

> 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
> and providing the required SyntaxChecker and matchingRules for it as well?

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