[Standards] Best practices for handling stanzas of unknown type

Tomasz Sterna tomek at xiaoka.com
Wed Sep 26 08:33:57 UTC 2007


What are the best practices for handling stanzas with unknown type
attribute?

I've read through RFCs (and bis) and these only say that _client_ should
silently ignore it.
And server?

The problem is with <presence type="invisible"/> specifically.
I've got complaints, that it is leaking users invisible state when
forwarded without touching.

And what about IQs? Most of them are handled by server?
What should it do when receiving <iq/> of unknown type? Error? Ignore?


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