[Standards] Proposed XMPP Extension: Extensible SASL Profile

Evgeny Khramtsov xramtsov at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 05:50:19 UTC 2017

Thu,  9 Feb 2017 02:05:35 +0000 (UTC)
XMPP Extensions Editor <editor at xmpp.org> wrote:

> The XMPP Extensions Editor has received a proposal for a new XEP.
> Title: Extensible SASL Profile
> Abstract: This document describes a replacement for the SASL profile
> documented in RFC 6120 which allows for greater extensibility.
> URL: http://xmpp.org/extensions/inbox/sasl2.html
> The council will decide in the next two weeks whether to accept this
> proposal as an official XEP.

Section 2.2:

> In order to explicitly transmit a zero-length SASL challenge or
> response, the sending party sends a single equals sign character
> ("=").

I'm always wondered what is the point in this "="? What's the
difference between, let's say, <response/> and <response>=<response/> ?

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