[jdev] How to handle AIM/external protocol users with "@" in buddyname

Matt Tucker matt at jivesoftware.com
Thu Apr 28 11:58:22 CDT 2005


Please check out the JID Escaping JEP:
http://www.jabber.org/jeps/jep-0106.html. The transport you're using
might need to be updated to support this, but it seems like the right
approach. There's been a lot of discussion about this JEP on the
standards-jib mailing list recently.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: jdev-bounces at jabber.org 
> [mailto:jdev-bounces at jabber.org] On Behalf Of Paul Clegg
> Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2005 9:25 AM
> To: jdev at jabber.org
> Subject: [jdev] How to handle AIM/external protocol users 
> with "@" in buddyname
> We recently discovered a class of AIM users who have an "@" 
> symbol in their buddy name (e.g. buddyname at somecompany.com). 
> Neither aim-t or pyaim-t handle this case (the buddy is 
> translated to the jid buddyname at somecompany.com@ 
> transport.server.com <http://transport.server.com>, which is 
> clearly not a legal jid). 
> Can anyone recommend the correct way to resolve xmpp-illegal 
> characters encountered in external protocols at the transport 
> level, so that the contact can be properly assigned a jid, 
> messaged, stored in the roster, etc.? 
> I imagine that the MSN-t folks have dealt with this issue 
> already and may have some suggestions for us.
> Thanks,
> Paul
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