On Sep 9, 2008, at 1:17 AM, Michael Ströder wrote:
Given that RFC 5336 and RFC 5337 are out now the question arises
1. attribute type 'mail' defined in RFC 4524 should be revised to use
LDAP syntax DirectoryString instead of IA5String with a new OID but
same NAME 'mail'
2. a new attribute type should be defined with a different NAME.
Personally I tend to 1.
Attribute type descriptions are suppose to be, other than additional
names and extensions, immutable. Changing 'mail' would surely lead to
I think 2 is best. This also leaves 'mail' available for the
alternative address. And this can all be introduced as Experimental,
like RFC 5336/7 are.