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

Richard Dobson richard at dobson-i.net
Mon Mar 29 05:31:22 CST 2004


> On Mon, Mar 29, 2004 at 12:10:47PM +0100, Richard Dobson wrote:
> > > Now, for the backward compatibility, I think it is of course
desirable,
> > > but not a protocol issue, because the MSN gateway could still support
> > > the two ways of adressing MSN clients. Or am I missing something ?
> >
> > Yup it could certainly be possible for the MSN transport to support both
> > ways of escaping old '@' = '%' and new '@' = '%40', the only problem I
see
> > is that it might not work very well when faced with passport domains
that
> > start with 40, but I highly doubt there would be many of those.
>
> It won't work well with any domains starting with /[0-9a-f][0-9a-f]/

Why not? If you are supporting backwards compatibility you would only
support escaping of characters you absolutely need to (in MSN transport this
would be the '@' to start with), you would not support a blanket escaping to
start with as that would be silly because it wouldnt work.

Richard




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