[Standards] stream errors in 206

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Tue May 22 13:07:52 UTC 2007

Ian Paterson wrote:
> Stefan Strigler wrote:
>> Am Freitag, den 04.05.2007, 11:40 +0100 schrieb Ian Paterson:
>>>> Alex Wenckus wrote:
>>>>>> For example, only if the agreed 'ver' is 1.7 or greater then the 
>>>>>> points 1 and 2 MUST be allowed.
>>>>> For each subsequent version of the XEP it will get progressively more
>>>>> difficult to maintain server/connection manager code if particular
>>>>> things are added to each and every version. It gets to the point,
>>>>> depending on how the server is handling errors where you have to check
>>>>> versions throughout the code. I thought it was acceptable as a one 
>>>>> time
>>>>> thing for the 1.6 release but it maybe better to accept that the newer
>>>>> version will break older clients then having the server distinguish
>>>>> between each version and know what it can and can't send to the 
>>>>> client.
>>> I tend to agree. Although I think we need feedback from as many 
>>> XEP-0124 developers as possible before I'm confident to proceed and 
>>> recommend this change to the council.
>> I totally agree: We should keep checks on version numbers as low as
>> possible or avoid them completely. Things start getting confusing
>> otherwise as the number of implementations start to increase. You always
>> should take into account that implementations contain bugs. A fact that
>> breaks interoperability. So keep things simple please!
> I've changed the CVS copy of XEP-0206 to reflect the new content of 
> remote-stream-error responses.
> Peter, can you please add acceptance of this to the agenda of the May 
> 30th council meeting.
> Until then you can see the latest version here:
> http://www.clientside.co.uk/xeps/xep-0206/xep-0206.html

Duly noted.


Peter Saint-Andre
XMPP Standards Foundation

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