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

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Wed Nov 19 05:09:35 UTC 2008

Justin Karneges wrote:
> On Monday 17 November 2008 16:33:42 Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>> Note: The format used for publishing the TXT record value to the mDNS
>> daemon depends on the mDNS daemon in use, and might not follow the
>> binary format described here (e.g., it might consist of a series of
>> quoted strings, one for each parameter).
> Humm, there is something goofy about this text.
> At the high level, a TXT record holds a list of strings; it's a container for 
> a string list.  It should be enough for XEP-174 to simply say, "the TXT 
> record must contain the following strings..." and be done with it.  It 
> shouldn't need to detail out the actual binary representation of the TXT 
> record.

Yes, that makes sense. I was misled by the DNS-SD spec into thinking
that this mattered for XEP-0174.


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