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From Bernd Fondermann <bf_...@brainlounge.de>
Subject Re: [Vysper] Handling of unsupported XML features
Date Mon, 14 Dec 2009 11:57:08 GMT
Niklas Gustavsson wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 7:47 PM, Bernd Fondermann <bf_jak@brainlounge.de> wrote:
>> But you are right, RFC3920 which you cite seems more relaxed with
>> respect to parsing the XML superset.
>> One might argue now that RFC3920 is normative, while the -bis drafts are
>> not (yet). But I think that the drafts better reflect todays state of
>> XMPP and support more robust (and more simple, maintainable etc.)
>> parsers: Fail-fast is good for those parts of the parser which otherwise
>> would be rarely executed and thus would be more prone to security holes.
> 
> /me makes a mental note to check the drafts before asking :-)
> 
> I agree we should follow the draft spec in this case, primarily
> because I think it makes more sense to signal an error to the client,
> rather than just ignore.

I recommend to consult the drafts in the first place - and put aside the
RFCs. :-)

  Bernd

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