[Standards] XEP-0297: max-forwards

Matthew Wild mwild1 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 1 16:51:59 UTC 2013


On 1 August 2013 17:24, Kevin Smith <kevin at kismith.co.uk> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 1, 2013 at 5:21 PM, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:
>> Other technologies that support forwarding limit the number of
>> forwards (where the max-forwards is decremented each time the message
>> is forwarded). It seems that we probably need something like this in
>> XEP-0297 so that we avoid infinite loops.
>
> Except that 297 on its own doesn't do automatic forwarding, and so
> doesn't seem to be able to cause an infinite loop.
>
> It's possible that things using 297 would need this. Do you know of
> any scenarios this could happen?

I guess some kind of auto-forwarder... but not sure of a clear
use-case right now.

It certainly wouldn't affect any of the protocols that are currently
re-using XEP-0297 as far as I can see.

Regards,
Matthew



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