[Standards-JIG] xmpp.org Namespaces

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Fri Nov 3 21:08:47 UTC 2006

Olivier Goffart wrote:
> Le vendredi 3 novembre 2006 21:05, Peter Saint-Andre a écrit :
>> I would suggest that we not advance any further XMPP
>> protocol extensions to Draft until we can use URNs for our namespace
>> names. 
> [...]
>> However, that would require changing the XML namespaces when we advance
>> those specs from Experimental to Draft (or before), as follows:
>> from... http://jabber.org/protocol/jingle
>> to... urn:xmpp:jingle
> [...]
> I don't think this is a good idea to break the compatibility with existing 
> client that already support such experimental XEP just for that reason.

Probably not. But I really like the urn:xmpp:* namespace names. :-)

> Also, what will be the recommended namespace for external extention.
> (eg, what will something like http://www.google.com/protocol/foo become ?)
> I know this is not under the scope of any specification, but we can give 
> recommendation.
> I think we should try to avoid to have external specification in the form 
> urn:xmpp:foo  

The urn:xmpp: tree will be under the control of the JSF and other
organizations will not be authorized to issue URNs in that tree.


Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation

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