[Standards-JIG] Link Local Message and Required TXT Records

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Tue Apr 18 15:45:34 UTC 2006

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Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> Jason Salaz wrote:
>>> On 4/17/06, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at jabber.org> wrote:
>>>> Jason Salaz wrote:
>>>>> I was reading through JEP-0174[1] and came up with a question:
>>>>> Why is first name and last name a required TXT record that MUST be 'announced'?
>>>> Does http://www.jabber.org/jeps/jep-0174.html#txt say that it is required?
>>> My bad.  It says the TXT record type is required, but it makes no
>>> mention of the requirement status of the individual TXT records
>>> themselves.
>>>> If so, I think we should change that. IMHO all the TXT records should be
>>>> optional except for "status".
>>> I still believe based off the wording (or lack thereof) that it would
>>> appear that TXT records are required.  Any mention of *which* TXT
>>> records are required would certainly be appreciated.
>>> Thanks, Peter.
> OK, will add that to the next version.

In fact I think these are all optional. Remember that link-local
messaging could be used by non-human users (devices or whatever).
However, for human-to-human chatting, some of these may be nice
(particularly "status", which maps to XMPP <show/>).


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