[Standards] Resource unbinding issue - RFC 3920bis

Ralph Meijer jabber.org at ralphm.ik.nu
Fri Sep 21 09:09:25 UTC 2007


On Fri, 2007-09-21 at 00:22 +0200, Tomasz Sterna wrote:
> rfc3920bis-03 says:
> 
> 8.5.3.2.1.  Unbind Not Supported
> If the server does not understand the <unbind/> element, it MUST return
> a stanza error, which SHOULD be <bad-request/>.
> 
> This is not backwards compatible.
> Pre-bis servers would reply with <feature-not-implemented/> error rater
> than <bad-request/>. This <unbind/> <iq/> is not a bad request for them,
> but just another unimplemented feature.

Agreed. The request is not missing required attributes or the like, so I
don't think that <bad-request/> is appropriate here. It is just a
request in a known namespace with an unknown element name, and
<feature-not-implemented/> seems appropriate here.

-- 
Groetjes,

ralphm




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