[Standards] XEP-0206 and namespaces

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Thu Feb 11 13:00:01 UTC 2010

On 2/11/10 2:11 AM, Peter Mount wrote:

> I've actually spent the most of the last four days rewriting how
> I marshal XMPP messages into XML because of the confusion in how
> namespaces are handled - not just in BOSH but in general.
> In my case the server was accepting the stanzas fine, it was the flash
> client that refused to handle them correctly because it was expecting
> them exactly as the various XEP's show.
> Perhaps we should have an XEP to consolidate best practices on how to
> handle XML rather than having bits like this dotted across the various
> XEP's?

The core rules belong in rfc3920bis. Everything else should just follow
those rules. BOSH *might* be considered a bit of a special case, but the
use of HTTP as the underlying transport (instead of TCP) doesn't really
change the XMPP-level handling of namespaces.


Peter Saint-Andre

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