[Standards] IBB session close errors

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Tue Apr 13 15:57:19 UTC 2010


On Tue Apr 13 15:11:12 2010, Matthew Wild wrote:
> I (nobody ask me why) 

Why?

Oh, sorry.

> recently implemented a server-side IBB->TCP proxy. Everything went  
> smoothly, and it actually maps quite nicely, given that it is  
> already bidirectional.
> 
> One noticeable thing lacking though is a way to close a stream with  
> an error. I can add this data in a new namespace, but it struck me  
> that it might be useful to specify either a way to add an error to  
> a <close/> stanza, or simply (but perhaps less cleanly, as it only  
> works in direct reply to an incoming data packet) specify that a  
> stream is closed if any type="error" stanza is received in reply to  
> a sent stanza.
> 
> Thoughts?

Should an error close or half-close?

Dave.
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