[Standards-JIG] JEP-0045 namespace changes

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Tue Feb 7 18:57:15 UTC 2006


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Constantin Nickonov wrote:
> Does anyone recall why the room configuration namespace change (ref.
> http://www.jabber.org/jeps/jep-0045.html#revs, Version 1.17) was made to
> JEP-0045 long after it was an accepted draft. As a result, existing
> implementations are in the unenviable position of choosing to keep the
> original implementation and fall out of compliance with the JEP (and
> thus, other implementations) or making the server-side change and
> leaving existing clients out in the cold.
> 
> My recommendation would be to revert to the original namespaces, but I'm
> sure that this would probably cause similar problems for newer
> implementations. Any ideas or suggestions?

I agree that this change was probably unforutunate but I don't remember
why we made it -- perhaps there was a concern about confusion regarding
muc#user and muc#owner but I don't recall.

At this point it seems best to retain the change (MUC service
implementations could look for both the old and the new FORM_TYPEs, be
liberal in what you accept and all that) but I'm not wedded to that.
Perhaps it make sense to poll implementors to see what their preference
is (e.g., I doubt that mu-conference has been brought up to date).

Peter

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

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