[Standards] Domain & JID Aliasing
m at tthias.eu
Thu Feb 1 23:04:15 UTC 2007
Tim Brennan schrieb:
> ----- "Matthias Wimmer" <m at tthias.eu> wrote:
>> So we may have to define it differently. But still I think redirecting
>> is the correct way to go. Everything else will cause to much damage on
>> protocols that have JIDs inside the stanza.
> Are there many such cases where the JID is embedded in the protocol (not in the to/from) and needs to be rewritten? If it were common, then clearly rewriting is a nonstarter. I can't think of any examples, but I am far from an expert.
Yeah, we already have several of them. I don't want to check every XEP,
but what comes to my mind is e.g. multi user conferencing (access
rights, invitations, checking the identity for someone, ...).
But even if we would not have a current protocol, we should care about
what happens in the future. If we break it now, it will cause harm on
any future protocol, that has to embed JIDs. It's like with NAT where
new protocols often have problems to work through and many hacks have to
be done to pass them. Just think about all the trouble we already had
with file transfers because of NAT.
Well I can't stop someone implementing rewriting in its server (and I
even do not want to). But the XSF should not bless this behaviour by
writing a HOWTO XEP for it, but instead work on a standard for a
future-safe way of doing it.
Matthias Wimmer Fon +49-700 77 00 77 70
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