Allow toggle to control how LDAP addressbook entries are displayed in compose window

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MailNews Core
LDAP Integration
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enhancement
14 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: Jason Costomiris, Unassigned)

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Description

14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/124 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/125
Build Identifier: Mozilla Thunderbird 0.5 (20040208)

The LDAP components in Thunderbird seem to use the cn attribute for name display, rather than 
"givenName sn".  An example would be my entry in my local directory.  My DN is "cn=Costomiris Jason, 
ou=addressbook, dc=jasons, dc=org".  My object has the sn value of Costomiris, and a givenName 
value of Jason.  Rather than displaying my name as "Jason Costomiris" in the To or CC fields, it is 
displayed as "Costomiris Jason".  That's great and fine for countries where it is common to refer to 
people in that manner, but in other countries, such as the US, it is customary to use "givenName sn".

Mac OS X's Address Book.app & Mail.app behave this way if you'd like to see an example of what I'm 
talking about.

It would be nice if you'd offer a toggle under the LDAP server settings to use "givenName sn" or "sn 
givenName", rather than simply taking the cn value.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Setup a directory entry that has cn=lastname firstname style entries
2. Setup Thunderbird to query that directory
3. Use the directory
Actual Results:  
Described above

Expected Results:  
Also described above

Comment 1

14 years ago
I believe defaulting to the name attribute is better (see bug 241220), but agree
that configuration options would be nice.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 2

14 years ago
see:  

http://www.mozilla.org/projects/thunderbird/specs/ldap.html

Comment 3

14 years ago
(In reply to comment #1)
> I believe defaulting to the name attribute is better (see bug 241220), but agree
> that configuration options would be nice.

Agreed; displayName is the way a lot of LDAP client apps are going.

Comment 4

13 years ago
-> Core:MailNews:LDAP Integration
Assignee: mscott → sspitzer
Component: Address Book → MailNews: LDAP Integration
Product: Thunderbird → Core
QA Contact: grylchan
Version: unspecified → Trunk
sorry for the spam.  making bugzilla reflect reality as I'm not working on these bugs.  filter on FOOBARCHEESE to remove these in bulk.
Assignee: sspitzer → nobody
QA Contact: grylchan → ldap-integration
Summary: RFE: Allow toggle to control how LDAP addressbook entries are displayed in compose window → Allow toggle to control how LDAP addressbook entries are displayed in compose window
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Updated

9 years ago
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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