Overview#Path Field is a Component of a Component Syntax as used in EDirectory.
The string represented by the Path Field is compared for EQUALITY using the same rules that Case Exact String uses. That is, two Paths match for equality when their lengths and corresponding characters, including case, are identical.
In comparing two Path Field, the following white space (spaces, tabs, etc.) are not significant:
- Leading spaces (those preceding the first printable character)
- Trailing spaces (those following the last printable character)
- Multiple consecutive internal spaces (these are taken as equivalent to a single space character)
In matching attributes that conform to this syntax, those spaces that are not significant (as defined above)are ignored even though EDirectory stores insignificant spaces with the attribute value.