[jdev] Monthly XMPP Meeting

Brett Zamir brettz9 at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 12 21:31:09 CDT 2009

> ----- Original Message ----

> From: Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im>
> To: Jabber/XMPP software development list <jdev at jabber.org>
> Sent: Friday, March 13, 2009 2:15:12 AM
> Subject: Re: [jdev] Monthly XMPP Meeting
> On 3/12/09 12:13 PM, Jonathan Schleifer wrote:
>>  Am 12.03.2009 um 18:59 schrieb Peter Saint-Andre:
>>>  On 3/10/09 1:00 AM, Nathan Fritz wrote:
>>>>  XMPP sucks because the namespaces are incredibly inconsistent
>>>  Could you explain that more?
>>  I guess he's talking about jabber:iq:* vs. urn:xmpp:* vs.
>>  http://jabber.org/*
> I think so too. It can't really be helped. At least we're consistent now...

While I think it is reasonable for a spec to maintain usage of such namespace forms for historical reasons (unless creating a new version of the spec entirely), since Pubsub is still only a draft, I think it really would be less confusing for it to change the namespace issue for the creating nodes action, to be under the Pubsub #owner namespace, as with the other owner tasks. Although I understand it is yet another change for previous implementers and I don't want to beat a dead horse, if a spec is not internally consistent with its usages, I really think that should be addressed.

Sorry I missed the meeting, but I'm still really eager to know about whether Data Forms could be changed to support real namespaces.


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