Re: Jabber-ID header field
Bruce Lilly <blilly <at> erols.com>
2006-09-28 07:21:16 GMT
On Tue September 12 2006 16:22, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> The following Internet-Draft defines a header field for encapsulating a
> Jabber Identifier:
> In accordance with RFC 3864, feedback from this list is requested.
There are several issues with the proposal and with the draft, and I
can suggest a method to avoid the issues. First, issues with the
[N.B. I recommend reading to the end of this message before reading
referenced RFCs, as many points may be moot if a different approach,
such as the one suggested near the end of this message, is taken]
1. the draft has apparently been replaced [the URI above results in a 402
error], so I'll comment on -04
2. See RFC 4249 and its references, paying particular attention to sections
3.1.1, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, and 3.4.1. Section 3.4.4 might
or might not be applicable (it is unclear from the draft). Some
a) note that some proposed syntax conflicts with RFC 2822 (e.g. ';' is
an RFC 2822 "special").
b) I believe that the peculiarity of use of an obs- construct in a
proposed new field has already been noted.
c) the security considerations section seems rather light.
d) the draft wording could use improvement for clarity and to remove
ambiguities (e.g. "Message headers are an existing standard"; is that
supposed to be plural or singular?)