[Standards] XEP-0313: pending 0.7 update review

Ivan Vucica ivan at vucica.net
Tue Apr 14 01:02:43 UTC 2020

On Fri, Apr 03, 2020 at 09:51:37PM +0100, Matthew Wild wrote:
> The core of XEP-0313 that remains has actually gained some new features
> that were repeatedly requested by people to help with implementation
> issues. Importantly the namespace has not been bumped, but servers that
> support the new update will indicate this with an extra disco feature.
> The PRs are here:
> XEP-0313: https://github.com/xsf/xeps/pull/922

+1 on not bumping the namespace when the changes are not incompatible. There
are already some clients confusingly stuck in urn:xmpp:mam:1 era.

+1 on adding ID-based queries. Some backends querying remote databases might not
be able to query by anything other than ID, but as this would break compat with
urn:xmpp:mam:2, it probably makes sense to have that as a separate XEP. (I'm
thinking of situations with transports querying chat systems for the history,
but I don't have anything specific to propose.)

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