[Standards] Redirects in BOSH

Evgeniy Khramtsov xramtsov at gmail.com
Tue May 10 06:08:22 UTC 2011

10.05.2011 15:52, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 1:03 AM, Evgeniy Khramtsov<xramtsov at gmail.com>wrote:
>> OK, it's not a big deal to use redirects on clients, we can move that part
>> on front-end servers, such as nginx. So I have a question about cookies: is
>> it ok to use them? Are there any problems with them? Should we add a note
>> about them in the XEP? It would be great to push some state in the cookies
>> to avoid state sharing across the cluster. Also, a front-end can use them to
>> make route decision without asking the back-end (XMPP server).
> It won't work in practice: many clients will just ignore them.
> That's the sort of thing that should be done by XMPP, not by BOSH.  BOSH is
> just a transport layer; it's another way of transporting the higher-level
> XMPP protocol.

How that could be done by XMPP??? We don't even have <see-other-host/> 
supported in the majority of clients even though that's XMPP core stuff. 
New XEP will not change things: client developers just don't care about 

Evgeniy Khramtsov, ProcessOne.
xmpp:xram at jabber.ru.

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