[Standards] About stream namespaces

Robin Redeker elmex at x-paste.de
Fri Mar 16 17:39:41 UTC 2007


On Fri, Mar 16, 2007 at 11:12:59AM -0600, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> Robin Redeker wrote:
> >Enforcing this kind of backward compatibility for new client
> >implementations does not make much sense for me. It would make more
> >sense if servers would would be told that they MAY not generate
> >such prefixes to take care of old clients.
> >
> >At least with that SHOULD NOT in place this issue will never be
> >resolved because server implementors might say: "Well, RFC says you
> >SHOULD NOT do that. I won't fix it.". And client developers will
> >have to obey :-)
> 
> One of our rules in writing the RFCs was not to break things since we 
> already had such a large installed base at that time. Sorry.

Does this mean that these issues will never be resolved, because there
are already so many people who do it wrong?


Robin



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