[Standards-JIG] Re: WHACK

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Tue Apr 25 22:43:00 UTC 2006


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Tijl Houtbeckers wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Apr 2006 00:12:54 +0200, Peter Saint-Andre
> <stpeter at jabber.org> wrote:
> 
>>
>> Whitespace is allowed over an XML stream between stanzas. Character data
>> is not (mixed schemas? ick). The stanza acking proposal introduces at
>> least one new top-level element, and that is a non-starter because it
>> would break things.
> 
> Ok, seems fair. Like I said, with stream:features any confusion between
> "whings" and "whacks" can be avoided, so I'm all for whitespaces if
> that's what it takes :)

Well, after discussing it some more with Kevin Smith, I see that new
top-level elements are OK as long as they are qualified by non-default
namespaces (i.e., not jabber:client or jabber:server). In fact we use
them all the time in negotiating TLS, SASL, compression, etc.

New TLE != new stanza.

>> To do XML we'd need to send things like this:
>> <message to='client' from='server'><a xmlns='jabber:ack'/></message>
>>
>> Or so it seems to me right now.
> 
> Take a look at Implementation Notes of JEP-ACK.

Yes, that's not very verbose at all, is it?

Peter

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Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation
http://www.jabber.org/people/stpeter.shtml

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