[jdev] XEP-0115: Distinguishing new usage of 'ver' attribute as hash from old usage as version string.

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Wed Feb 6 16:44:04 CST 2008


Armando Jagucki wrote:

> How then can we distinguish between the new usage of 'ver' attribute as a hash 
> from the old usage as version string. Am I misunderstanding something here? I 
> read that the new XEP was backwards compatible with clients implementing the 
> older version. What are the cache rules for these 'old' clients?

This is being clarified in version 1.5:

http://www.xmpp.org/extensions/tmp/xep-0115-1.5.html

In particular, a 1.5-compliant caps generator MUST include the 'hash'
attribute.

Now if only the remaining XMPP Council members would vote on this.
Speaking of which, I'll poke them now. :)

Peter

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