[jdev] Escaping JID using XEP-0106

Sergei Golovan sgolovan at nes.ru
Wed Jun 27 06:24:48 CDT 2007

On 6/27/07, Norman Rasmussen <norman at rasmussen.co.za> wrote:
> On 6/27/07, Sergei Golovan <sgolovan at nes.ru> wrote:
> > You're right. And the question is: "How to escape it? Can escaping be
> > done unambiguously?"
> Yes, but only if you already know the split.

So, a full unsecaped JID (with resource) can't be split unambiguously.
Then I'm afraid we should do something with the XEP.

> > The problem is that if I get alredy escaped JID
> > user\40jabber.org\2fuser at jabber.org/resource then I can
> unescape it
> > and show to a user as
> user at jabber.org/user at jabber.org/resource.
> >
> > But what to do if a user enters such a JID into a client entry box and
> > wants to send a message to it?
> You have to provider two entry boxes, or require the the user enter a
> pre-escaped jid, and reject the ambiguous jid.

There is another problem here. If the user receives message from
user\40jabber.org\2fuser at jabber.org/resource I can't unescape JID
because he will not know if the message came from user at jabber.org.
Using two entry boxes is not good IMHO. It breaks the idea of JID -
the only user identifier in XMPP world.

Sergei Golovan

More information about the JDev mailing list