LDAP Extensions for Scrolling View Browsing of Search Result

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Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2002-11-05)
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This document describes a Virtual List View extension for the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) Search operation. This extension is designed to allow the 'virtual list box' feature, common in existing commercial e-mail address book applications, to be supported efficiently by LDAP servers. LDAP servers' inability to support this client feature is a significant impediment to LDAP replacing proprietary protocols in commercial e-mail systems. The extension allows a client to specify that the server return, for a given LDAP search with associated sort keys, a contiguous subset of the search result set. This subset is specified in terms of offsets into the ordered list, or in terms of a greater than or equal comparison value.


Asaf Kashi (asafk@microsoft.com)
David Boreham (david@bozemanpass.com)
Jim Sermersheim (jimse@novell.com)

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