[Standards] XEP-0115: version 1.5 revisited
hildjj at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 17:13:21 UTC 2007
On Nov 20, 2007, at 12:38 PM, Rachel Blackman wrote:
> I.e., I think this method is kind of a mess, when just adding 'hash'
> in separately would've solved the backwards compatibility issue
> nicely. However, that ship has probably sailed, so even just
> including 'v' will solve the 'users will ask for this' concern I had
> about displaying version strings. :)
And then new clients would need to respond to both new-style queries
and old-style queries, as well as continuing to send ext for backward-
I agree that it's unfortunate that old clients will show the hash as
the version number. Like stpeter said, though, I'm not convinced that
the version number has general-purpose utility.
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