[jdev] Re: Question on XMPP URIs?

Jacek Konieczny jajcus at jajcus.net
Fri Dec 15 11:22:56 CST 2006

On Fri, Dec 15, 2006 at 02:51:41PM +0100, Tomasz Sterna wrote:
> There's to much ambiguity in this form.
> xmpp:test at example.org and xmpp://test@example.org look to similar.

But they are different. Like http://www.xmpp.org/ is different than
mailto:www at xmpp.org. And in most cases xmpp://test@example.org "won't
work" (as not-knowing user may see it) like mailto://test@example.org
doesn't work (or, at least, should not work).

I think it is great we may use standard URI form for those two different
uses of a JID (a user account and a user address).

And please note, that news: URIs are used in a similar way --
"news://example.org" is a news server, "news:example.org" would be 
a newsgroup and "news:something at example.org" is a message-id.

In most cases users don't need to see the URIs and application and web
site developers should know what they are doing.

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