[Standards-JIG] iq for ibb

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Tue Dec 5 23:26:26 UTC 2006

Maciek Niedzielski wrote:
> Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>> Maciek Niedzielski wrote:
>>> Mridul wrote:
>>>>  Since iq has also been introduced for ibb recently
>>>> (http://www.jabberstudio.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/cvs/xmpp/extensions/xep-0047.xml?r1=1.2&r2=1.4),
>>>> is there any way for client to declare that they prefer or support one
>>>> over other ? None of the older clients are going to understand iq ibb
>>>> stanzas for example : same for servers.
>>> Other idea to solve this at the implementation level:
>>> If I try sending iq, but other peer doesn't support them, it returns
>>> feature-not-implemented. Then I can retry sending a message.
>> Well a good XMPP application should already return such an error (either
>> feature-not-implemented or service-unavailable). That's why IQ is so
>> nice. :-)
> Yes, I know, and that's how my solution works: Everyone implementing new
> version of the XEP should be prepared to get this error and treat is as
> "please switch to messages".

Exactly. Is an implementation note in order?


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