[Standards] Proposed XMPP Extension: Roster Versioning

Curtis King cking at mumbo.ca
Thu Mar 6 20:58:17 UTC 2008


On 6-Mar-08, at 12:50 AM, Justin Karneges wrote:

> What counts as what is a matter of what the usual design practices  
> and trends
> are for related specifications.

An other factor to consider is how most people actually implement a  
protocol. Guess what, it's not by reading the RFCs and XEPs in great  
detail ;-) It's by protocol examples either from tcpdumps or the  
specification itself and then testing against a common server or  
client until it "works". So, it's very common for someone to miss the  
fact some data should be treated as opaque. The best specifications  
define how the data should be interpreted.

ck




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