[Standards] JID Escaping

Greg Hudson ghudson at MIT.EDU
Wed Jul 25 16:21:18 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-07-25 at 21:18 +0530, Mridul Muralidharan wrote:
> > That's not true of email; why does it need to be true of XMPP?  If a JID
> > node can contain a "@" character in its display representation, there's
> > no nice way to display that JID safely to the user.
> > romeo at capulet.org@montague.org is perhaps unambiguous but is certainly
> > confusing.

> This is invalid as a JID as per xmpp rfc.

Of course it is.  But romeo\40capulet.org at montague.org is to be
displayed that way by clients according to XEP 106.  It's right there as
example #8 in section 5.1.

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