[JDEV] Silly questions about jabber server
jens at mac.com
Fri Aug 17 11:24:51 CDT 2001
On Friday, August 17, 2001, at 01:00 AM, Edmund Lam wrote:
> 1) What is the purpose of the URL "http://etherx.jabber.org/streams"
> and why is it hardcoded into the source?
It is the URI that uniquely identifies the XML namespace used by the
core Jabber protocol, declared in the outermost <stream> element of any
Jabber session. Since it's a core piece of the protocol definition, it
is OK to hardcode it. It doesn't actually matter what the URI contains
or whether it's a valid URL that points to any real web page; it just
needs to be unique, and using a domain name owned by the entity that
defines the protocol is a well-established way of doing that.
(If this explanation confuses you, you might want to read up on XML
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