[Standards-JIG] Re: Stream Compression

Jean-Louis Seguineau/EXC/ENG jean-louis.seguineau at antepo.com
Wed Jun 30 10:47:46 UTC 2004

This is the weight of 'legacy'. That said at one time it was because many
parsers did not handle namespaces well. They are much better at it now, so
from a pure technical stand point there should not be any major issue using



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Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 12:03:55 +0200
From: Ralph Meijer <jabber.org at ralphm.ik.nu>
Subject: [Standards-JIG] Re: Stream Compression
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On Wed, Jun 30, 2004 at 11:38:14AM +0200, Fabrice Desri - France Telecom
R&D/MAPS/AST wrote:
>  Using namespace declaration and prefixes would also help to minimize 
> XML size. Why redeclare the same namespaces on each stanza ? You can 
> just declare xmlns:muc=http://jabber.org/protocol/muc on the root 
> stream, and use the muc: prefix afterwards.

I agree. Unfortunately most of the installed base doesn't understand the
usage of prefixes. This would be a nice time to try and change that, but
you'd have to have a fallback.



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