[Members] MOTION: JEP-0106 (JID Escaping)

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Wed Mar 24 15:22:20 CST 2004

On Tue, Mar 23, 2004 at 10:44:40AM +0100, CORVOYSIER David FTRD/DMI/REN wrote:
> I am not too familiar with escaping mechanisms in general, so I won't 'second' neither say 'nay', but I tend to agree with richard on this: existing gateway implementations should not prevent us from using a standard mechanism.
> Actually, the JEP-0100 is still experimental, and the following rule can still be modified:
> "... The traditional convention in the Jabber community has been to replace the '@' character with the '%' character. Although we might not design such a method today, there is no good reason to define a new method that breaks backward compatibility; therefore, the traditional substition MUST be used" 
> I think we _do_ now have a good reason for defining a better replacement for the '@' ...

The problem is that, even though JEP-0100 is experimental, it merely
attempts to document best practices among gateways, some of which have
been around for almost 5 years. The question is whether we want to break
all the existing MSN gateways.


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