[Standards-JIG] SASL initial response

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Thu Sep 28 21:25:56 UTC 2006

Matthias Wimmer wrote:
> Peter Saint-Andre schrieb:
>> As far as I can see, currently we have no way of differentiating between
>> a message that has no initial response (e.g., <auth/> or <auth></auth>,
>> which are equivalent in XML) and a message that contains an empty
>> initial response (which seemingly would be <auth></auth>). IMAP signals
>> inclusion of an empty initial response with "=":
> I thought we did the same!? At least it has been discussed, and I have
> implemented it that we. I felt sure, that we had this in RFC 3920 ;-)

So an empty initial response is:

<auth mechanism='...' xmlns='...'>=</auth>

That would enable us to avoid larger changes to the schemas, which is
good for backwards-compatibility. :-)


Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation

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