[Standards-JIG] LAST CALL: JEP-0106 (JID Escaping)

Ralph Meijer jabber.org at ralphm.ik.nu
Wed May 4 19:34:42 UTC 2005


On Wed, May 04, 2005 at 01:07:03PM -0500, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> On Wed, May 04, 2005 at 07:06:50PM +1000, Trejkaz wrote:
> > On Wed, 4 May 2005 18:22, Richard Dobson wrote:
> > > Except for the fact that using # will break things in just the same way as
> > > using % supposedly does (IRC transport), can someone here explain exactly
> > > what gets broken by using % rather than # as no reasons that cannot easily
> > > be overcome have yet been presented, I cannot see anything myself, if
> > > someone presents something convincing ill shut up, but until now its just
> > > been batted around "oh it will break stuff so we must not do it", but what
> > > exactly does it break??? Also it seems to have been conveniently ignored
> > > that using # will break the IRC transport in exactly the same way as %
> > > supposedly does.
> > 
> > Which IRC transport does this?  The only one I've ever found live was 
> > ejabberd's, which doesn't have this problem.
> 
> Well, IRC channels begin with the # character. For example, to join the 
> channel #debian on irc.debian.org via the IRC gateway at irc.jabber.org, 
> you would type the following as a groupchat room in your Jabber client:

The point was that ejabberd's IRC transport leaves off the #, since it
doesn't give extra information.

-- 
Groetjes,

ralphm



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