[Standards-JIG] Re: WHACK
machekku at uaznia.net
Tue Apr 25 21:25:46 UTC 2006
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Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> Kevin mentioned to me an alternative approach, which he swears is also
> Justin's idea -- whitespace acks (since I like fun names for things, I
> dub these "whacks"). Whenever an entity receives a stanza, it sends one
> whitespace character ("whack") to the immediate sender.
Isn't this a bit abusing whitespace-something?
What if your client would send a whitespace ping just before receiving
my message, and then the connection would break, without delivering the
message? Your server could assume that your ping was receiving confirmation.
The problem - in my opinion - that some clients/servers already send
whitespace meaning something else than receiving confirmation.
Maciek A: It's against natural order of reading.
xmpp:machekku at uaznia.net Q: Why is that?
xmpp:machekku at chrome.pl A: People answering above quoted text.
Q: What's the most annoying on newsgroups?
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