[Standards] About stream namespaces

Robin Redeker elmex at x-paste.de
Fri Mar 16 19:05:11 UTC 2007

On Fri, Mar 16, 2007 at 12:48:07PM -0600, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> Robin Redeker wrote:
> >On Fri, Mar 16, 2007 at 12:40:20PM -0600, Joe Hildebrand wrote:
> >>There's another subtlety to this. Sau you client defines a namespace
> >>prefix on the stream: stream, then uses it later to send me a message.
> >>Does the server change the prefix to make it palatable to my client?
> >>Does it jiust put the namespace declaration on the element?  We didn't
> >>want to jave to deal with those issues.
> >
> >Then the choice to use XML Namespaces was not adequate.
> Where were you in 1999 when we were defining XML streams? Where were you 
> in 2002-2003 when we formalized XML streams at the IETF? Obviously we 
> sure could have used your help...

I was barely aware of XMPP back then. And I wasn't very experienced in
protocol stuff and programming. If I had a time machine I surely would
take part in some discussions ;-)


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