Directory Services Markup Language (DSML) “bridges the world of directory services with the world of XML” (quote from OASIS DSML page). Effectively, it’s an XML encoding of LDAP. Sun implemented it in Directory Server 5.2 way back in June 2003, in common with other directory server vendors (Novell, Microsoft).
The question is, is anybody using it? I’ve never heard of a DSML client in production, and, in my unofficial popularity poll, Google shows only 115,000 hits for DSML, compared to over 7 million for LDAP.
So - has anybody implemented DSML from the client side? And if not, why not?
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