[standards-jig] RE: JIDs (JEP-0029)
Matthew A. Miller
linuxwolf at outer-planes.no-ip.COM
Tue Apr 30 16:42:29 UTC 2002
(This isn't really a reply since I'm getting the digests; too much
e-mail as is...)
Overall, I like that someone has taken the time to write up an
informational JEP on JID's. I know I've asked countless questions about
the structure and limitations... (-:
Here's my $0.02, although I'm sure others will express something of this
opinion themselves. I just want to be on record.
Having a limit on the resources is not that big of a deal. I can see
specialized applications possibly wanting to have a "large" size for the
resource, but 256 is pretty darn large. Others have noted that many
languages only recognize the first n characters as unique, and this
could work, too. Personally, I don't see this being that big of an
issue (and haven't heard it to be one so far).
Using bytes instead of characters, however, is not a good idea IMO. It
restricts Jabber(tm) to only those that can express their language in
ASCII. Also, the the "node" and "resource" are considered UTF-8, which
makes them multi-byte character strings. This (apparently) imposes an
"arbitrary" limit on the string, which does not result in a fixed
In my most humble opinion, a fixed length of 256 *characters* is
acceptable, but not 256 *bytes*.
Thanks for allowing me to rant...
Matt "Linuxwolf" Miller
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