[Standards] [Fwd: [Council] meeting minutes, 2008-11-05]

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Fri Nov 7 18:05:06 UTC 2008

Justin Karneges wrote:
> On Friday 07 November 2008 08:34:07 Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>> Right, so the question is not "what format is sent over the wire?" (as
>> we can see that's the fancy encoding to save space and indicate the
>> length of each key-value pair) but "what is the format that an entity
>> publishes to the mdns address?" (and that might be a text-based notation
>> with each key-value pair contained within quotes). In any case, I think
>> that what's currently in XEP-0174 is wrong because you don't publish one
>> TXT record for each key-value pair, instead you publish a single TXT
>> record that contains all of the key-value pairs.
> Correct.  A single TXT record contains all the strings.
>> So that means you  publish something like this (it would be all one "line"
>> in DNS but I can't show that in email):
>> juliet at pronto._presence._tcp.local. IN TXT "txtvers=1" "1st=Juliet"
>> "email=juliet at capulet.lit" "hash=sha-1" "jid=juliet at capulet.lit"
>> "last=Capulet" "msg=Hanging out downtown" "nick=JuliC"
>> "node=http://www.adiumx.com"
>> "phsh=a3839614e1a382bcfebbcf20464f519e81770813" "port.p2pj=5562"
>> "status=avail" "vc=CA!" "ver=QgayPKawpkPSDYmwT/WM94uAlu0="
>> Yes, no, maybe?
> Yes.

Right. I will confirm this understanding with the DNS-SD experts and
then modify the XEP accordingly.


Peter Saint-Andre

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