2013/5/3 Nicolas Mora <nicolas(a)babelouest.org>:
Thank for your answers,
Given the context, I would go for the postaladdress field if the entries are
in RW mode, but if I can't have empty fields, is there a non ambiguous way
to determine the different parts of the field when I use $ as a separator.
In the format described below, I understand that field elements are
position related (i.e. the first field is always the "post office
box", the second is always the "extended address", etc).
Since a dstring (element stored in an LDAP postalAddress) can't be
empty, then you can't reproduce the same mechanism.
In other words, you can have ";;" in your VCard address, you can't
have "$$" in an LDAP postalAddress, so you will necessarily lose
information in your transformation.
The VCard FRC describes an address structure as different components
separated with a semicolon, and the components are :
the post office box;
the extended address (e.g., apartment or suite number);
the street address;
the locality (e.g., city);
the region (e.g., state or province);
the postal code;
the country name (full name in the language specified in Section 5.1)
So translating an vcard address into ldap postaladdress is easy, but is the
opposite possible (if not easy) ?