[Standards] XEP-0198 minor enhancement

Steffen Larsen zooldk at gmail.com
Sat May 30 06:36:07 UTC 2015


> On 29 May 2015, at 23:32, Matthew Wild <mwild1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> On 29 May 2015 at 21:00, Dave Cridland <dave at cridland.net> wrote:
>> What if, on a resumption failure, a server could include the 'h' attribute,
>> to mean "I can't actually resume your state, but I did get all the stanzas
>> up until H".
>> 
>> I think this allows servers to hold onto this small amount of state for
>> considerably longer than it's desirable to keep a disconnected session live,
>> and it also makes a halfway house between ack-only and full resumption
>> possible for other servers.
>> 
>> Thoughts?

+1 good idea

> 
> Definitely +1.
> 
>> Also, do you think we could add this attribute without a version bump?

No, I would go for a version bump, because it could break some clients.

> 
> If it's optional, yes. Theoretically a client could choke on an
> unexpected attribute, but the number of XEP-0198-capable clients that
> I know would do this is zero.
> 
> Regards,
> Matthew




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