[Council] Re: VOTE: JEP-0133 (Service Administration)

Ralph Meijer jabberfoundation at ralphm.ik.nu
Thu Dec 9 09:16:27 CST 2004

On Wed, Dec 01, 2004 at 03:22:31PM -0700, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> I'd say "maybe". ;-)
> My understanding of the FORM_TYPE field is that it is intended to 
> provide a way to scope a variable (for example, it seems to me that the 
> 'jid' field refers to the same thing in all of these interactions). The 
> FORM_TYPE is not intended to uniquely identify a specific form in the 
> way you describe -- presumably the entity initiating the interaction (in 
> this case a client) would keep track of the fact that a certain 'id' 
> attribute value is connected with a request to set the welcome message 
> or whatever, and thus would not need to depend on the FORM_TYPE to make 
> that determination. At least, that is how I understand FORM_TYPEs. But 
> perhaps I'm wrong about their meaning and usage -- it wouldn't be the 
> first time. :-)

This my impression as well. FORM_TYPE reads as establishing a namespace for
the other form fields.



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