[Standards] [Fwd: Re: Namespace well-formedness and RFC3920bis backwards compatibility]

Sergei Golovan sgolovan at nes.ru
Fri Sep 19 07:51:14 UTC 2008

On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 4:05 AM, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:
> Brendan Taylor wrote:
>> RFC 3920bis-06 says:
>>     A XMPP entity MUST NOT accept XML data from another entity if that
>>     data is not well-formed in accordance with both the definition of
>>     "well-formed" in Section 2.1 of [XML] and the definition of
>>     "namespace-well-formed" in Section 7 of [XML-NAMES].

Does this 'MUST NOT accept' mean that it must not also forward it to other

>> Ejabberd happily accepts namespace-ill-formed stanzas, I don't know
>> about other servers.
> That's a bug and I thought it was corrected in version 2.x.

When I talked to ejabberd author he said that this bug will never be fixed until
it will be absolutely clear from reading RFC that it's a bug.

Sergei Golovan

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