[Standards-JIG] proto-JEP: Smart Presence Distribution

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Wed May 17 22:40:45 UTC 2006

On Wed May 17 23:17:33 2006, Pedro Melo wrote:
> You are not breaking anything: two parties are negotiating an  
> extension between them that allows them to be more efficient. It  
> doesn't affect anybody else.

It's not that you're wrong, as such, it's that you're over 

In order to make this change, you'd have to negotiate an entirely 
different protocol, not just an extension, because XMPP is defined, 
for better or for worse, as having a mandatory to attribute in server 
to server stanzas, and the nature of the specification makes this 
impossible to undo.

Now, as it happens, Joe Hildebrand says this is more than a cosmetic 
issue, but purely from a specification authoring standpoint, I don't 
think it's feasable.

           You see things; and you say "Why?"
   But I dream things that never were; and I say "Why not?"
    - George Bernard Shaw

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