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From Alex Karasulu <akaras...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Cascade control : is it still usdeful ?
Date Sun, 24 Apr 2011 10:38:21 GMT
On Sun, Apr 24, 2011 at 1:09 PM, Emmanuel L├ęcharny <elecharny@apache.org>wrote:

> On 4/24/11 11:48 AM, Alex Karasulu wrote:
>
>> Hi Emmanuel,
>>
>> On Sun, Apr 24, 2011 at 12:29 PM, Emmanuel Lecharny<elecharny@gmail.com
>> >wrote:
>>
>>  Hi,
>>>
>>> while checking the CascadeControl, I'm wondering f we use it at all in
>>> the
>>> server. I'm not sure either about its semantic.
>>>
>>> Alex, some insight maybe ?
>>>
>>>
>>>  Wow this one is really old. From what hazy memory I have of it, this
>> control
>> is a marker control. It has no payload from what I remember.
>>
>> The idea that drove creating it was to be able to issue subtree deletes. I
>> don't remember if there is an RFC or like minded control to do the same.
>> Have not checked. Don't remember if we even looked.
>>
>> At some point PAM and I had some conversations about how to be able to
>> manage some schema operations and cascade deletes had come up but I don't
>> remember them now.
>>
>> I don't think the control is being used, if even referenced it might have
>> just had some scaffolding setup for it without actual use.
>>
>
> AFAICT, it's only propagated to the schema handling part, and even there,
> it's not used.
>
> If it has to be the treeDelete control, then I suggest we rename it and
> modify the way we handle it in the server. Many LDAP server implement this
> treeDelete control (a draft issued by M$ peeps back in 2000), may be we
> should have it...
>

+1 to following an exiting control defined in a draft or RFC rather than
creating our own crap.

Regards,
Alex

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