[ejabberd] MUC bug

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Tue Apr 17 21:31:25 MSD 2007


Sander Devrieze wrote:
> On 4/17/07, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at jabber.org> wrote:
>> I've reported the bug to the Psi team. However, it seems to me that the
>> MUC server is being awfully picky here, no? Whatever happened to "be
>> liberal in what you accept"? At the least, the error message could be
>> better (in fact this is a <bad-format/> error).
> 
> The "be liberal in what you accept" is what made the WWW world so
> ugly. If you do not stick strictly to the protocols, you will create
> an environment in which all players have to catch up with implementing
> incompatibilities. In short, this means a HUGE entry barrier for new
> players. This is the reason why there are only 2 acceptable
> open-source web rendering cores compared to a lot more Jabber clients.

Yes, you're right, I thought about it more and the stanza that Psi sends 
is essentially impossible to interpret. However, I do think that the MUC 
implementation needs to return a <bad-format/> error here. :)

/psa

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