[Standards-JIG] Re: UPDATED: JEP-0118 (User Tune)

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Thu Oct 28 21:38:06 UTC 2004

In article <0B0F893E-2902-11D9-BDD6-000393B4C928 at jabber.org>,
 Julian Missig <julian at jabber.org> wrote:

> On 28 Oct 2004, at 11:19, Trejkaz Xaoza wrote:
> > On Thu, 28 Oct 2004 12:23, Julian Missig wrote:
> >> <length>0</length> means that the length of a song is zero. Not having
> >> a <length/> element at all means the length is unknown or not
> >> specified. Requiring a <length>0</length> addition just because you
> >> hate client authors for including from='' is just silly.
> >
> > <length>unknown</length> or similar would seem to make a fair bit of 
> > sense,
> > too.
> >
> > What actually is the length of a stream though?  Unknown or infinite? 
> > :-/
> Then you're saying that clients will need to parse it as an integer 
> except for when it's a string called "unknown"--I'm not sure that 
> really makes any more sense.

I've removed that from the spec and said that the <length/> element 
should be excluded if the length is unknown/infinite.


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