[Standards-JIG] Re: The Great Encryption Debate

Trejkaz trejkaz at trypticon.org
Tue Aug 9 07:07:07 UTC 2005


Quoting Ulrich Staudinger <us at activestocks.de>:
> I think *xmpp chunks* have  been meant, the top level xmpp 
> tags/elements (message, presence, iq)

At the top level it doesn't really matter, as long as we're talking about
*stanza-level* encryption.  Anything outside the stanza isn't the thing being
signed nor encrypted, in that scenario.

I think the intent was to collapse the relevant spaces within these stanzas,
e.g. a space between <subject> and <body> inside <message> would be
insignificant.

Either way, it pays to be specific when talking about protocols.  If someone
actually recommended collapsing all spaces between elements and the same
wording ended up in a JEP, you can guarantee there would be some "interesting"
implementations out there.  :-)

TX


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