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

Jack Moffitt jack at xiph.org
Thu Apr 28 13:14:25 CDT 2005

> 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). 

The docs I saw (can't remember where) said to use % instead of @.  This
is pretty common in virtual hosted ftp servers as well.  Unfortunately
the gateway I used didn't work with this, and I was unable to talk to
people @mac.com. (The gateway was aim.sweeney.ath.cx)


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