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

Richard Dobson richard at dobson-i.net
Fri Mar 26 09:08:32 CST 2004


> On Fri, Mar 26, 2004 at 10:15:56AM -0000, Richard Dobson wrote:
> > Now I hope you can see that things would not get double escaped, as we
only
> > need reuse the aspects that are useful to use (again just like we did
with
> > SOCKS5).
>
> JID is not an URI, but will often be used in URI, e.g:
> im:jajcus at jabber.bnet.pl
>
> So, "example at example.com" in MSN network accessed via a transport
> gateway would have JID e.g.: example%40example.com at msn.jabber.example.com
> Which written as na URI would be:
> im:example%2540example.com at msn.jabber.example.com
> This could be misleading. But you are right. This can be done and can be
> usable if implemented properly.

Cool good, and I hope you agree too that if we are going to standardise our
use of escaping in transport addresses that we should do it properly with an
eye on the long term and clean use by utilising industry standards, rather
than having IMO a rather short sighted "quick-fix" plan of action only
because it works around a bad implementation decision in a single component
simply to prevent short term problems when we should be looking long term
when standardising things.

Richard




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