[Standards] Proposed XMPP Extension: Roster Versioning

Richard Dobson richard at dobson-i.net
Thu Mar 6 01:33:28 UTC 2008

Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> Alexander Gnauck wrote:
>> Peter Saint-Andre schrieb:
>>> Here is revised text:
>>>    The value of the 'version' attribute SHOULD be a non-negative
>>>    integer representing a strictly increasing sequence number that
>>>    is increased with any change to the roster (whether or not the
>>>    client supports this extension) but MAY be a unique identifer that
>>>    is opaque to the client but understood by the server. In any case,
>>>    the 'version' attribute contained in roster pushes MUST be unique.
>> great, +1
> The Council didn't like the change from MUST to SHOULD as discussed here:
> http://logs.jabber.org/council@conference.jabber.org/2008-03-05.html#13:40:54
> Discussion can continue, naturally. :)

Oh well thats a shame, just have leave it as my own extension. 
Implemented timestamps this evening to try it out and its working fine 
thus far.


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