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

Jacek Konieczny jajcus at bnet.pl
Thu May 5 07:08:41 UTC 2005

On Wed, May 04, 2005 at 09:34:42PM +0200, Ralph Meijer wrote:
> > 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.

IRC channel names may start with something else than '#' and using
full channel names (with '#') allows us to use the same JID namespace
for IRC nicknames -- that is how JJIGW works.
("#pld at ircnet.jabber.bnet.pl" is a channel in the IRCNet, and
"jajcus at ircnet.jabber.bnet.pl" is a user logged into that network with
"jajcus" nickname). 


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