[jdev] Authentication Process For Jabber.com

Norman Rasmussen norman at rasmussen.co.za
Fri Feb 29 09:14:46 CST 2008

RFC 3920: 11.2, says xml-names is to be used,

xml-names, section: 4.1, Namespace Constraint: Prefix Declared, says:

   The namespace prefix, unless it is xml or xmlns, must have been declared
in a namespace declaration<http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-xml-names-19990114/#dt-NSDecl>attribute
in either the start-tag of the element where the prefix is used or
in an an ancestor element (i.e. an element in whose
content<http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml#dt-content>the prefixed markup

That pretty much sums it up, actually, xml-names goes on to say:

   This constraint may lead to operational difficulties in the case where
the namespace declaration attribute is provided, not directly in the
XML document
entity <http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml#dt-docent>, but via a default attribute
declared in an external entity. Such declarations may not be read by
software which is based on a non-validating XML processor. Many XML
applications, presumably including namespace-sensitive ones, fail to require
validating processors. For correct operation with such applications,
namespace declarations must be provided either directly or via default
attributes declared in the internal subset of the

So please go and log a bug against ejabberd.

On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 3:45 PM, Sergei Golovan <sgolovan at nes.ru> wrote:

> On 2/29/08, Norman Rasmussen <norman at rasmussen.co.za> wrote:
> > The point is that:
> >
> > <stream:stream
> > xmlns:stream='http://etherx.jabber.org/streams'<http://etherx.jabber.org/streams%27>
> >
> > <message><gajim:die/></message>
> > </stream>
> >
> > contains an unbound prefix 'gajim', so MUST be rejected by all XMPP
> > parsers..  If you want to send xml that looks similar to that, you need
> to
> > transmit one of the following:
> Just find any rule in RFC 3290 which forbids this stanza with unbound
> prefix and I'll immediately file a bugreport to ejabberd.
> --
> Sergei Golovan

- Norman Rasmussen
- Email: norman at rasmussen.co.za
- Home page: http://norman.rasmussen.co.za/
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