[Standards-JIG] Re: WHACK
justin-keyword-jabber.093179 at affinix.com
Tue Apr 25 23:30:18 UTC 2006
On Tuesday 25 April 2006 16:08, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> Tijl Houtbeckers wrote:
> > It'd be a nice incentive for client authors to fix namespace support
> > though. It's pretty bad in some clients. Or so I've heard, of course :P
> I wonder how servers handle such things, too. ;-)
Thus far, Jabber's approach to namespace prefixing has always been:
- If the spec is defined to use prefixes, you MUST use them.
- If the spec is not defined to use prefixes, then you MUST NOT use them.
Of course, a proper implementation should be able to receive data in either
form, but enforcing a single outbound format leaves room for old/bad/etc
implementations to "hard-code" their parsers.
In the case of JEP-Ack, what we'd probably want to do is turn the prefix
recommendation into a requirement.
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