[Standards] References and XHTML-IM interoperability

Kevin Smith kevin.smith at isode.com
Fri Dec 2 23:06:19 UTC 2016

> On 2 Dec 2016, at 22:50, Tobias Markmann <tmarkmann at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 9:51 PM, Kevin Smith <kevin.smith at isode.com> wrote:
>> We are, but that shouldn't stop me confusing things!
>> Tobi mentioned that we should use UUIDs, I thought it wasn't necessary, Tobi pointed out that the ID needs to be unique within an XML document (the XMPP stream), and UUIDs would achieve that for forwards of multiple stanzas and things, I mentioned that we couldn't guarantee that even with UUIDs and that we're already breaking that rule so it probably doesn't matter.
>> And I very much want it blue ;)
> Regarding normal usage in a stream and simple forwarding i don't see an issue as the chance of conflict is very very small [0].
> The chance of receiving the same stanza twice via MAM from the archive within a stream is not that small i think though. I wonder if we specify that in the MAM spec that the server basically has to rewrite an IDs in the message DOM subtree to avoid conflicts.
> Or don't we care a about XML conformance anymore in the year 2016? :)

I suspect that, on the matter of unique ids nested within stanzas, we never did. Or at least we never really put much consideration into it. I could be wrong. 

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