[Standards] XEP-0359 Client vs. non-client IDs

Florian Schmaus flo at geekplace.eu
Thu Sep 29 18:08:08 UTC 2016


On 29.09.2016 19:22, Guus der Kinderen wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> What's the purpose of the distinction between "Unique Stanza IDs" and
> "Client generated stanza IDs"? Why not add a unbounded list of stanza-id
> elements (each with a unique 'by' attribute value), and not worry about
> what entity is serving in a client-capacity?

It was designed that way to avoid leaking the client's XMPP address in
cases like MUC. Notice that <stanza-id/> has a 'by' attribute whereas
<client-id/> has not. I should add that rationale to the XEP.

- Florian


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