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

Matthias Wimmer m at tthias.net
Tue Mar 30 08:23:41 UTC 2004

Hi Richard!

Richard Dobson schrieb am 2004-03-30 09:18:47:
> > If the escaping/unescaping is only to be done on the transport then ther
> > is no reason to use some standard instead of current, widely used and
> > simpler solution.
> It only "needs" to be used on the transport to start with, but it is still a
> useful feature to have in the client as it allows you to make transports in
> the interface far more transparent and easy to understand rather than with
> the current situation of people not really understanding what they are and
> what to do (normal novice users I am referring to, the people that make up
> the majority of real computer users), using a standard escaping mechanism
> allows you do decode the addresses in a reliable way so when users look at
> the properties of a transport user it will show user at hotmail.com rather than
> a rather complicated and confusing user%40hotmail.com at msn.domain.com,
> talking with novice users who I get to take a look at Jabber this is
> definately a point of confusion that using escaping can eliminate.

Isn't this the reason why we have jabber:iq:gateway? The client can ask
the transport for the foreign representation of a JID.

Tot kijk

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