[Standards] roster schema

Joe Hildebrand hildjj at gmail.com
Sun Jun 24 02:42:32 UTC 2007

On Jun 23, 2007, at 8:11 PM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:

> Typically, both the handle (i.e., the value of the 'name'  
> attribute) and
> the group name are stored in a database. If you can put the complete
> text of RFC 3920 as the handle and the complete text of RFC 3921 as  
> the
> group name, then those values probably can't be stored as sent.  
> Also if
> these strings can be of infinite length then the packets may become  
> too
> big to process in the server (10 Meg roster set, anyone?). It seems
> reasonable to limit the sizes. I doubt that anyone will ever set  
> handles
> or group names to be even 1024 characters in length, but at least that
> limit will enable client and server developers to handle the roster
> items and make sure that roster sets and pushes can be processed.

+1 for limiting it.
However, 1024 octets please, rather than characters, like JIDs.

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