[standards-jig] software version

Ralph Meijer jabber.org at ralphm.ik.nu
Mon Jul 28 23:25:24 UTC 2003

I agree with David.

On Mon, Jul 28, 2003 at 04:28:26PM -0600, Jeremy Nickurak wrote:
> [...]
> Consider a hypothetical jabber client that, for purposes of (admitidly
> short-sighted) optimization, sorts incoming packets into groups based on
> the unique keys 'p' 'm' and 'i', derived from the first character of the
> packet's root tag, "message", "iq" or "presence". The introduction of
> another tag, say, "peer2peer", would throw these older implementations
> for a loop.
> Is it a slightly contrived example? Sure. All i'm saying is that
> limiting yourself to only adding new elements *does not* save you from
> breaking older implementations.

Uhm, this sounds familiar and is not as contrived as you might think ;-)



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