[jdev] rfc3920 document: use of TLS

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Mon Jul 25 10:56:09 CDT 2005

Jacek Konieczny wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 22, 2005 at 09:58:11AM -0600, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>>2. The STARTTLS command is malformed (i.e., something other than 
>><starttls xmlns='urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:xmpp-tls'/> because the 
>>namespace is wrong, 
> If the namespace is wrong, then that is not a StartTLS request and
> server should not treat it this way. It should not even be treated as
> a malformed StartTLS request, as if the namespace is not know, then
> there is no way to say what the element means (element name doesn't
> matter).

Sure, that was a bad example. But it *is* possible for the STARTTLS 
command to be malformed -- e.g., the initiating entity sends XML 
character data or child elements in the <starttls/> element.


Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation

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