Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) Read Entry Controls
RFC 4527

Note: This ballot was opened for revision 04 and is now closed.

(Ted Hardie) Yes

(Brian Carpenter) No Objection

Comment (2005-06-17)
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Editorial points from review by Scott Brim:

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Some text suggestions:

  If the update operation fails (in either normal or control
  processing), no response control is provided.

I know this means that no response control is provided for the
post-read request, but as a naive reader I had to stop and think
whether that meant no response was provided to the update request at
all.  Not knowing the protocol well, it's hard for me to suggest an
improvement, but consider adding "to the post-read request control".

  The Pre-Read and Post-Read controls may be combined with each other
  and/or with a variety of other controls.  When combined with the
  assertion control [Assertion] and/or the manageDsaIT control
  [RFC3296], the semantics of each control included in the combination
  apply.  The Pre-Read and Post-Read controls may be combined with
  other controls as detailed in other technical specifications.

You could delete the last sentence, which is somewhat redundant, if
you added "as detailed in other specifications" to the first sentence.

  The controls defined in this document extend update operations to
  support read capabilities.  Servers MUST ensure that the client is
  authorized both for reading of the information provided in this
  control in addition to ensuring the client is authorized to perform
  the requested directory update.

That last sentence has too much in it and probably isn't English.  How
about "Servers MUST ensure that the client is authorized both to read
the information provided in this control and to perform the requested
directory update"?

A small nit: sometimes it says "a LDAP control" and sometimes "an LDAP
control".

(Bill Fenner) No Objection

(Sam Hartman) No Objection

(Scott Hollenbeck) No Objection

(Russ Housley) No Objection

(David Kessens) No Objection

(Allison Mankin) No Objection

(Jon Peterson) No Objection

(Mark Townsley) No Objection