interesting person entry...
Joachim Schmitz Schmitz at rus.uni-stuttgart.de
Thu Sep 26 22:09:09 CEST 1996
Dear David, you wrote as reply to my mail: > From: davidk at isi.edu > Message-Id: <9609261851.AA00711 at old.isi.edu> > Subject: Re: interesting person entry... > To: noc at noc.dfn.de > Date: Thu, 26 Sep 1996 11:51:51 -0700 (PDT) > Cc: db-wg at ripe.net (Database Working Group) [...] > > by accident I discovered a person entry which in its form is definitely > > not wanted: > > > > *pn: Stefan Seiz > > *ad: Herdweg 73 > > *ad: \ > > ... > 128 empty address lines!!! > > *ad: / > > *ad: 70174 Stuttgart > > *ad: Germany [...] > > I am in no position to decide whether the entry was done including these > > empty lines or whether this is an error of the database software. > > I am in such a position and found indeed a bug (It was the power of two > that made me feel that there was a bigger problem then at first sight). > > I could quickly trace the problem *and* have fixed the code. Great! Thank you very much for this fast debugging! (and that it was done remotely from ISI ;-) [...] > The database working group might want to decide to completely disallow > empty attribute lines inside a (non empty) attribute. > > I personally feel that this should be done through the config file: give > every attribute a property of allowed empty lines or not. For example > 'remarks:' lines can be read easier when they may contain empty lines > while empty rev-srv: lines are useless. > Wilfried: I suggest a collection of all attributes should be analyzed to see where empty lines are useful and where not. I currently do not have an overview of all attributes but I feel that - single ones - attributes used as reference (e.g. tech-c) - attributes necessary for administrative database purposes (e.g. changed or source) must not be empty (just as it came to my mind). I wonder how many attributes might be left over which could carry empty lines. I feel that the address attribute should not have empty lines. However, empty lines could be useful as David noted on the remark attribute. I guess this might be a point for the agenda of RIPE26... Thank you, David for this fast repsonse! Regards Joachim _____________________________________________________________________________ DFN Network Operation Center, Dr. Joachim Schmitz, (finger help at noc.dfn.de) >>>>>> mailto: noc at noc.dfn.de <<<<<< Rechenzentrum Universitaet Stuttgart, Allmandring 30, D-70550 Stuttgart Phone: 0711-685-5810, 0711-685-5576, FAX +711 6788363 (business hours) EMERGENCY phone +711 1319 139 with answering machine and pager _____________________________________________________________________________
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