[jdev] [Standards] Presence of type "available" not allowed?

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Sat May 3 22:10:22 CDT 2008

On 05/03/2008 2:51 PM, Remko Tronçon wrote:
>>  1. Modify existing documentation and implementations to a more strict
>>  behavior that would treat values not mentionned in RFC 3921 as illegal.
> What documentation mentions the type 'available'? I know some (older)
> implementations used to use 'available' as a type, and most
> implementations just ignore an unknown type and treat it as
> 'available', which i think is a sensible thing to do. If you are a
> purist, you could return an error if you encounter it, but I think
> it's much more work to return errors than ignore it on the client
> side.
> Anyway, if you see the type somewhere, it should be reported as a bug,
> and the software/documentation should be fixed.

I have found two instances of this bug, both in examples from XEP-0200.
They have been corrected:



Peter Saint-Andre

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