[Standards] XEP-0115: version 1.5 revisited

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Wed Nov 21 18:09:35 UTC 2007

Joe Hildebrand wrote:
> 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-compatibility.
> 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.

I'm not either, but if 'v' is optional and end users love it then I have
no objections.


Peter Saint-Andre

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