[Standards-JIG] Council decision on "Stanza Acking" proposal

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Thu Mar 3 19:25:27 UTC 2005

In its meeting earlier today [1], the Jabber Council discussed whether
to accept as a JEP the proposal for a "Stanza Acking" specification 
submitted by Justin Karneges. [2]

The consensus of the Council is threefold:

1. It is not clear what real-world use cases this proposal addresses, in
   the sense of solving pressing problems (rather than edge cases) with
   the XMPP protocols and network as they exist today (e.g., problems
   that cannot be solved by using the existing practice of "whitespace
   pings" over the stream, setting TCP timeouts to lower values, and the

2. If there is a problem, it probably exists at the TCP layer, not the
   XML streaming layer (e.g., it would not apply to other bindings of
   XMPP, such as the HTTP Binding).

3. If there is a problem at the level of the binding of XMPP to TCP, then
   it needs addressed during the process of revising RFC 3920 within the 
   IETF, not by means of a JEP.

Therefore, the Council has decided not to accept this proposal as a JEP,
although it encourages the author to pursue these matters during the
process of revising RFC 3920 within the IETF.

On behalf of the Council,



[2] http://www.jabber.org/jeps/inbox/ack.html

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