[Standards] dialback: piggybacking

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Thu Jun 21 10:42:07 CDT 2007


Matthias Wimmer wrote:
> Philipp Hancke schrieb:
>> Most of the complexity of piggybacking must be implemented on the
>> originating server. There are (lots of) pitfalls when deciding whether
>> to use piggybacking on 1.0 streams which are encrypted by TLS or
>> authenticated by SASL, etc.
>> Yet, as the spec does not mandate that you MUST reuse a connection, you
>> don't have to implement 'active' piggybacking.
>>
>> What about discouraging active usage ("you don't want to implement
>> that") while keeping 'passive' support (on the receiving  server) for
>> backward compability?
> 
> I would not like to see active piggybacking discouraged. But maybe it
> would really be a good idea to make passive support a MUST (should not
> be hard to implement) while active support could get downgreaded from
> SHOULD to MAY.

It's worth considering.

/psa
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