[Standards] About stream namespaces

Robin Redeker elmex at x-paste.de
Fri Mar 16 17:54:24 UTC 2007

On Fri, Mar 16, 2007 at 11:51:24AM -0600, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> 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...

*sigh* ok ;-/


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