[Standards] XEP-0297 review

Kevin Smith kevin at kismith.co.uk
Tue Jul 17 08:39:28 UTC 2012


On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 4:35 PM, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:
> I've just reviewed XEP-0297 (Stanza Forwarding) and I think it looks
> good. One small comment, it would be good to describe briefly the kinds
> of extensions that might re-use this format, and specifically to cite
> draft-miller-xmpp-e2e.
>
> In Sections 4.1 and 4.2, we use the word "trust", which I find to be
> void for vagueness and thus impossible to operationalize. IMHO it would
> be better to phrase this in terms of how the receiving entity needs to
> behave (e.g., drop the message without showing it to a human).

"An entity cannot trust that forwards are genuine when receiving them
unprovoked (i.e. outside the scope of another specification) and
SHOULD NOT process them automatically."

?

/K



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