[Standards-JIG] Still not sure ...

Matthew A. Miller linuxwolf at outer-planes.net
Fri Sep 10 10:54:40 UTC 2004

While I think this discussion is rather interesting, I think it would be 
more appropriate to talk about this on the XMPP-WG mailing list (also or 
instead of, take your pick (-: ) for a couple of reasons:

1)  JID is defined in XMPP, not just Jabber.  Anything decided here 
still needs to make its way into the working group, even if it might be 
too late (-:
2)  There's a lot more people that watch that list than this one, so you 
might get more discussion going.

-  LW

Matthias Wimmer wrote:

> Hi list!
> I am still not sure if it has been a good idea, that xmpp core 3.1
> limits the length of the portions in a JID to 1023 B in UTF-8 encoding.
> This might seem to be a good choice for programs using 8 bit character
> types ... but it makes it hard to check if a JID is valid if you use
> wide character types like wchar_t in modern C/C++ or the standard character
> type of Java.
> For most modern languages it seems to be easier to check the number of
> characters in a string than the number of bytes in a corresponding UTF-8
> byte sequence.
> Tot kijk
>     Matthias
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