[Standards] roster schema

Joe Hildebrand hildjj at gmail.com
Wed Jul 4 14:58:27 UTC 2007

On Jul 4, 2007, at 8:34 AM, Richard Dobson wrote:

> It is, but given the reason for it that its for database  
> implementation constraints (i.e. edging towards implementation  
> specific)

I would argue that with PEP, and the access control models that it  
has, although this may be implementation-specific, almost every  
server implementation is going to grapple with this over time.

> IMO it would be better to be flexible and go for option 2 and let  
> the implementations decide their limits rather than have it hard  
> coded in the protocol to a value that might not allow for optimal  
> performance in certain environments.

It would be more flexible, at the cost of simplicity.  I disagree  
that this flexibility is important.

> I would go for option 2 and specify what error should be returned  
> if the client goes over the limit so it can present the appropriate  
> user interface for the end user.

Would you suggest protocol and standards language then?

Joe Hildebrand

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