[jdev] bad-request error type

Sylvain Hellegouarch sh at defuze.org
Fri Apr 20 07:36:46 CDT 2007

Sylvain Hellegouarch wrote:
> Hi,
> Since this is my first message to the XMPP list, forgive me if this is
> not the right one.
> I am currently implementing XMPP core and its extensions and I ran into
> something I wanted to clarify:
> RFC 3920 says:
> <bad-request/> -- the sender has sent XML that is malformed or that
> cannot be processed (e.g., an IQ stanza that includes an unrecognized
> value of the 'type' attribute); the associated error type SHOULD be
> "modify".
> The "modify" value is backed up by XEP 0086. However XEP 0095, section
> 3.2 Example 7, reads:
>  <error code='400' type='cancel'>
>     <bad-request xmlns='urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:xmpp-stanzas'/>
>     <bad-profile xmlns='http://jabber.org/protocol/si'/>
>   </error>
> Now the SHOULD level defined in RFC 3920 means that there should be a
> good reason for XEP0095 not use "modify" in place of "cancel" but I fail
> to see such valid reason. Could it just be a mistake? If so is "modify"
> valid in that Example?
> Thanks,
> - Sylvain

Hmm it seems that XEP0095 later specifies that the "cancel" type is to
be used in that context. So fair enough, there is no error there.

- Sylvain

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