[Standards] Proposed XMPP Extension: Stanza Size Limits

Chris Mullins chris.mullins at coversant.net
Thu Aug 2 21:10:46 UTC 2007

I lean pretty hard towards bytes, as the definition of a UTF-8 character
gets very fuzzy. 

With up to 4 bytes per character, it's quite a crapshoot what exactly
"1024 characters" means in terms of memory, storage, and bandwidth. 

Chris Mullins

-----Original Message-----
From: standards-bounces at xmpp.org [mailto:standards-bounces at xmpp.org] On
Behalf Of Peter Saint-Andre
Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2007 2:07 PM
To: Michal 'vorner' Vaner; XMPP Extension Discussion List
Subject: Re: [Standards] Proposed XMPP Extension: Stanza Size Limits

Michal 'vorner' Vaner wrote:
> Hello
> Bytes? Not characters? It is easy to count the characters for a client
> when sending, but - bytes after conversion is harder. And, is it bytes
> compressed/encrypted or inside the stream? Couldn't this be clarified
> (actually, I guess there is on other XEP speaking about size of

I don't have a strong preference between bytes and characters here,
whatever is easier for server developers to count (which is probably
characters). So I'll defer to the server devs on this point.


Peter Saint-Andre

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