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Subject Re: Fwd: [i2mi-info] Re: (fwd) New version of eduPerson now entering last call
From Lukas Hämmerle <lukas.haemmerle@xxxxxxxxx>
Date Fri, 07 Jun 2013 18:29:05 +0200

> The following sentence in the section on the syntax of
> eduPersonPrincipalName is raising questions and concerns:
> 
> "Syntax: directoryString; In general Unicode characters are allowed. 
> In LDAP, this data type implies UTF-8 encoding, and such characters
> are permitted. However, to reduce the risk of application errors, it
> is recommended that values contain only characters that could occur
> in persons' names. "
> 
> Let me propose an alternative:
> 
> "Syntax: directoryString; In general Unicode characters are allowed. 
> In LDAP, this data type implies UTF-8 encoding. However, there are
> certain Unicode characters that might cause processing errors (for
> example, ® or §), so good judgement is advisable when constructing
> values of eduPersonPrincipalName."

I find it less confusing that way and examples are always helpful. Maybe
the list of characters that are not recommended could even be extended
with "quotes, whitespaces, $, @, \, ® or §"

Best Regards
Lukas

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