[Standards] Unregistering in-band (XEP-0077)

Ralph Meijer jabber.org at ralphm.ik.nu
Wed Jan 31 09:58:52 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-01-31 at 10:50 +0100, Remko Tronçon wrote:
> Example 12 in Section 3.2 of XEP-0077 (In-band registration)
> illustrates that the server sends an <iq type='result'> response to an
> unregister request. I have tested unregistering against both Wildfire
> and Ejabberd, and both close the connection without sending a response
> to the iq. Should clients be prepared for such behavior? If so, there
> should probably be a note in the XEP.

Well, I would say this is a bug in both servers. XMPP implementations
MUST always respond to an iq request.

That said, in Twisted I coded an iq handler that assumes that when the
connection is dropped, all outstanding iq requests will not receive a
reply anymore.



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