[Standards] XEP-0060: Inconsistency between SHIM registration and SHIM registry

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at mozilla.com
Thu Aug 2 20:10:15 UTC 2018

On 8/2/18 2:02 PM, Melvin Vermeeren wrote:
> Hi,
> In XEP-0060, Publish-Subscribe, there appears to be an inconsistency regarding 
> the SHIM registration and the current listing in the SHIM registry.
> XEP-0060, in the examples, reads:
>> <header name='SubID'>
> This is also consistent with the "SHIM Headers" section of the XEP:
> https://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0060.html#registrar-shim
> However, the SHIM registry lists it as "pubsub#subid" and not "SubID":
> https://xmpp.org/registrar/shim.html
> The question is which of these is actually correct? When resolving this we may 
> want to add a note since implementations can expect both "SubID" and 
> "pubsub#subid", unless I misunderstand the SHIM registry list.

I suspect this is a copy and paste error in the registry.

> The same applies to "Collection" and "pubsub#collection". I also note there is 
> an entry in the registry for "pubsub#expire", but I cannot find anything 
> regarding this SHIM Header in XEP-0060. Am I missing something?

That also sounds like an error in the SHIM registry - IIRC that token is
used only in data forms, not SHIM.


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