[jdev] iq:private question

Robert Norris rob at cataclysm.cx
Thu Jun 3 17:16:05 CDT 2004

On Thu, Jun 03, 2004 at 02:36:37PM -0600, Craig Hollabaugh wrote:
> I'm trying to send an iq with <query xnlns='jabber:iq:private'>
> between my custom non-IM clients. I noticed that jabberd v1.4.3
> intercepts and bounces the message.  I see in jsm/modules/mod_xml.c
> that the server returns a TERROR_NOTACCEPTABLE message. 

You can't do that. jabber:iq:private is a namespace that has special
meaning to a server (at least servers that support it), which is why
you're getting an error when you try to route around the server.

> I don't have jabberd v2 running yet to check for similar behavior but
> looking at the source, sm/mod_iq_private.c, I see 
>     /* we're only interested in no to, to our host, or to us */
>     if(pkt->to != NULL && jid_compare_user(sess->jid, pkt->to) != 0 && strcmp(sess->jid->domain, pkt->to->domain) != 0)
>         return mod_PASS;
> Does returning mod_PASS mean that my iq queries with
> xnlns='jabber:iq:private' will be routed to my custom client?

It looks like j2 will pass it on to the client, thats correct. Whether
it should is another story - I think the results of such an action
(using a predefined namespace in a non-standard way) is undefined at

> ps. I want to use the jabber:iq:private namespace for my app instead
> of developing a new one that does the same thing.

If you want to guarantee that it works correctly everywhere, use a
custom namespace.


Robert Norris                                       GPG: 1024D/FC18E6C2
Email+Jabber: rob at cataclysm.cx                Web: http://cataclysm.cx/
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