[Jabber-IETF] Agenda items

RL 'Bob' Morgan rlmorgan at washington.edu
Tue Oct 8 11:21:24 CDT 2002

On Tue, 8 Oct 2002, Pete Chown wrote:

> There is a problem with namespace compliance in the current drafts.
> When SASL is to be used, this is indicated by including a SASL namespace
> declaration.  This is not the way namespaces are intended to be used.
> Namespaces are only significant when they are used, not when they are
> declared.  I suppose it's a bit like writing "typedef int foo" in C, but
> then never declaring anything to be of type foo.
> Perhaps we need a mechanism like the SMTP EHLO system, whereby a server
> can indicate the optional features that it supports?

IMAP and LDAP (both SASL-using) also have capabilities-discovery
mechanisms, which I think are generally considered to be very useful to
support negotiation and extensbility.

 - RL "Bob"

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