[Standards] <[CDATA[ in XMPP

Ralph Meijer jabber.org at ralphm.ik.nu
Tue Jul 31 13:31:41 UTC 2007


On Tue, 2007-07-31 at 17:22 +0400, Sergei Golovan wrote:
> On 7/31/07, Mickaël Rémond <mickael.remond at process-one.net> wrote:
> >  Hello,
> > Le 31 juil. 07 à 13:58, Mridul a écrit :
> >
> >>   Not sure where the confusion was ... I always assumed that support for
> >> CDATA was a given since it is just another xml construct.
> >
> > So am I. I have been surprise by the heated debate :)
> 
> The main mistake you did (and probably the only mistake, because CDATA
> is indeed a valid XML construct) is that you BREAK THINGS.
> 
> Since NO software used CDATA before there's certainly some which will break.
> 
> I don't know about others but personally I don't like uncertainty and
> I don't like to search over the software after upgrade to find why it
> stops working.
> 
> I would say that ejabberd is not a tool to convince (force?) people to
> use clients/servers with full XML parser. Developing it one must try
> to keep it compatible with clients and not break them.

So, just because some software took short-cuts in their development we
can't use features in a protocol that haven't seen much use before now.
What an odd stance.

-- 
Groetjes,

ralphm




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