[Standards-JIG] component protocol XEP-0114

Alexander Gnauck gnauck at ag-software.de
Tue Jan 9 19:59:54 UTC 2007

i have done some refactoring of component source code in the last days. 
This was a nightmare ;-)

There are lots of servers which still use the old undocumented protocols 
(<log/>, <route/>, <xdb/> etc...).
Most new servers only care about what's is documented in XEP-0114.

One of our big advantages are/were always the components, and i don't 
want that we loose this great protocols. We should at least add SASL 
authentication and StartTLS to XEP-0114.

More and more server developers implement components directly in the 
server with own protocols or plugins. I would really like to see that we 
use and extend the component protocols.

What are the issues with the current protocol?
I think everything what could be designed in plugin interfaces could be 
also designed in XMPP (eg. roster and db access).
Waiting for comments from component, gateway and server developers.


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