[standards-jig] JIDs (JEP-0029)

Dave dave at dave.tj
Wed May 1 22:37:55 UTC 2002

Gaaah ... do we have any volunteers to write a quick PERL script to
encrypt our JEPs into IETFish, and another to decrypt them back into
English so we can actually understand them?

Dave Cohen <dave at dave.tj>

Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> A few nits:
> 1. I would prefer to see consistency between this JEP and the relevant
> subsection of the IETF draft regarding terminology. For example, there is
> a reason I started to use the term "node" as opposed to "user" in the IETF
> draft, since the portion of the JID before the at sign is not always a
> user, but rather may be something like a conference room (in groupchat) or
> a publisher (in some pub/sub-style applications). Such entities are not
> users. 
> BTW, I am open to changing the terminology in the IETF draft, e.g. if the
> term "domain" is less clear than "host". It's simply that I would prefer
> consistency. (Also note that in the IETF draft I referred to "domain
> identifier", "node identifier", and "resource identifier" to abstract
> these aspects of the JID from physical implementations). The relevant
> URL with which to harmonize is:
> http://www.jabber.org/ietf/draft-miller-jabber-00.html#entity
> 2. I would prefer that this JEP make it clear that only the domain
> identifier is necessary to have a valid JID. The node identifier and
> resource identifier are optional.
> 3. Characters disallowed in usernames (node identifiers, whatever :) are
> specified as Unicode character numbers in the IETF draft (e.g., U+003E)
> but by ostensive example in the JEP (e.g., >). I would prefer that we not
> resort to ostensive definition.
> 4. I'm not a character encoding guru -- is there a preferred style of
> identifying Unicode characters (e.g., U+0020 vs. #x20)?
> Thanks.
> Peter
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