[Standards] About stream namespaces

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Fri Mar 16 17:51:24 UTC 2007

Robin Redeker wrote:
> 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?

Maybe we'll fix them in XMPP 1.1 or 2.0. But my standard line is that I 
sure hope I'm not around to work on those...


Peter Saint-Andre
XMPP Standards Foundation

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