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  2. <!DOCTYPE xep SYSTEM 'xep.dtd' [
  3. <!ENTITY % ents SYSTEM 'xep.ent'>
  4. %ents;
  5. <!ENTITY component "<note>Support can be enabled via an external component or an internal server module/plugin. If claiming compliance using such an addition, the necessary components/modules/plugins MUST be detailed.</note>">
  6. <!ENTITY usecases "<note>Support for the Entity Use Cases and Occupant Use Cases is REQUIRED; support for the remaining use cases is RECOMMENDED.</note>">
  7. <!ENTITY onlyone "<note>Only one of the recommended providers must be implemented for compliance.</note>">
  8. <!ENTITY nocli "<note>Not required for command line or terminal based interfaces.</note>">
  9. <!ENTITY avatar "<note>While 'User Avatars' is more modern, 'vCard-Based Avatars' is more widely deployed. Although it is suggested that to maximise interoperability with existing software a client fully supports both it is sufficient to claim compliance with this suite if the support for 'vCard-Based Avatars' is read-only.</note>">
  10. <!ENTITY pubsubjid "<note>While 'Personal Eventing Protocol' does not require all the features of 'Publish-Subscribe' to be available on the users' JIDs, and nor does this suite, it is desirable for this to be the case and it is expected that this will a requirement of future Compliance Suites.</note>">
  11. ]>
  12. <?xml-stylesheet type='text/xsl' href='xep.xsl'?>
  13. <xep>
  14. <header>
  15. <title>XMPP Compliance Suites 2018</title>
  16. <abstract>
  17. This document defines XMPP protocol compliance levels.
  18. </abstract>
  19. &LEGALNOTICE;
  20. <number>0387</number>
  21. <status>Draft</status>
  22. <lastcall>2017-12-21</lastcall>
  23. <lastcall>2017-11-15</lastcall>
  24. <type>Standards Track</type>
  25. <sig>Standards</sig>
  26. <dependencies>
  27. <spec>RFC 6120</spec>
  28. <spec>RFC 6121</spec>
  29. <spec>RFC 7395</spec>
  30. <spec>RFC 7590</spec>
  31. <spec>RFC 7622</spec>
  32. <spec>XEP-0030</spec>
  33. <spec>XEP-0045</spec>
  34. <spec>XEP-0048</spec>
  35. <spec>XEP-0049</spec>
  36. <spec>XEP-0084</spec>
  37. <spec>XEP-0085</spec>
  38. <spec>XEP-0114</spec>
  39. <spec>XEP-0115</spec>
  40. <spec>XEP-0124</spec>
  41. <spec>XEP-0163</spec>
  42. <spec>XEP-0191</spec>
  43. <spec>XEP-0198</spec>
  44. <spec>XEP-0206</spec>
  45. <spec>XEP-0223</spec>
  46. <spec>XEP-0249</spec>
  47. <spec>XEP-0280</spec>
  48. <spec>XEP-0313</spec>
  49. <spec>XEP-0352</spec>
  50. <spec>XEP-0368</spec>
  51. </dependencies>
  52. <supersedes>
  53. <spec>XEP-0375</spec>
  54. </supersedes>
  55. <supersededby/>
  56. <shortname>CS2018</shortname>
  57. &sam;
  58. &jonaswielicki;
  59. <revision>
  60. <version>1.0.0</version>
  61. <date>2018-01-25</date>
  62. <initials>XEP Editor (jwi)</initials>
  63. <remark><p>Move to Draft as per Council vote on 2018-01-24.</p></remark>
  64. </revision>
  65. <revision>
  66. <version>0.4</version>
  67. <date>2018-01-25</date>
  68. <initials>kis</initials>
  69. <remark><p>Address recent feedback</p></remark>
  70. </revision>
  71. <revision>
  72. <version>0.3.3</version>
  73. <date>2018-01-23</date>
  74. <initials>XEP Editor (jwi)</initials>
  75. <remark><p>Add Jonas as author.</p><p>Move back to experimental.</p></remark>
  76. </revision>
  77. <revision>
  78. <version>0.3.2</version>
  79. <date>2018-01-18</date>
  80. <initials>XEP Editor (ssw, revision added by jwi)</initials>
  81. <remark><p>Rejected by council</p></remark>
  82. </revision>
  83. <revision>
  84. <version>0.3.1</version>
  85. <date>2017-11-04</date>
  86. <initials>ssw</initials>
  87. <remark><p>Update RFC 6122 references to RFC 7622</p></remark>
  88. </revision>
  89. <revision>
  90. <version>0.3.0</version>
  91. <date>2017-11-01</date>
  92. <initials>ssw</initials>
  93. <remark><p>Bump year to 2018</p></remark>
  94. </revision>
  95. <revision>
  96. <version>0.2.0</version>
  97. <date>2017-02-10</date>
  98. <initials>ssw</initials>
  99. <remark>
  100. <ul>
  101. <li>Add XEP-0085: Chat State Notifications</li>
  102. <li>Add XEP-0249: Direct MUC Invitations</li>
  103. <li>Add XEP-0368: SRV records for XMPP over TLS</li>
  104. <li>Typo fixes (thanks to Georg Lucas)</li>
  105. </ul>
  106. </remark>
  107. </revision>
  108. <revision>
  109. <version>0.1.0</version>
  110. <date>2017-02-08</date>
  111. <initials>ssw</initials>
  112. <remark>
  113. <p>First draft updated from XEP-0375 accepted by the council.</p>
  114. </remark>
  115. </revision>
  116. </header>
  117. <section1 topic='Introduction' anchor='intro'>
  118. <p>
  119. The &XSF; defines protocol suites for the purpose of compliance testing
  120. and software certification.
  121. This document specifies compliance levels for XMPP clients and servers; it
  122. is hoped that this document will advance the state of the art, and provide
  123. guidance and eventual certification to XMPP client and server authors.
  124. Unless explicitly noted, support for the listed specifications is REQUIRED
  125. for compliance purposes.
  126. A feature is considered supported if all comma separated feature providers
  127. listed in the "Providers" column are implemented (unless otherwise noted).
  128. </p>
  129. </section1>
  130. <section1 topic='Compliance Levels' anchor='levels'>
  131. <section2 topic='Core Compliance Suite' anchor='core'>
  132. <table caption='XMPP Core Compliance Levels'>
  133. <tr>
  134. <th>Feature</th>
  135. <th>Core Server</th>
  136. <th>Core Client</th>
  137. <th>Advanced Server</th>
  138. <th>Advanced Client</th>
  139. <th>Providers</th>
  140. </tr>
  141. <tr>
  142. <td><strong>Core features</strong></td>
  143. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  144. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  145. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  146. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  147. <td>&rfc6120;, &rfc7622;</td>
  148. </tr>
  149. <tr>
  150. <td><strong>TLS</strong></td>
  151. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  152. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  153. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  154. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  155. <td>&rfc7590;, &xep0368;<note>Server support means having the ability to accept direct TLS connections.</note></td>
  156. </tr>
  157. <tr>
  158. <td><strong>Feature discovery</strong></td>
  159. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  160. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  161. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  162. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  163. <td>&xep0030;</td>
  164. </tr>
  165. <tr>
  166. <td><strong>Feature broadcasts</strong></td>
  167. <td align='center'>&#10005;</td>
  168. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  169. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  170. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  171. <td>&xep0115;</td>
  172. </tr>
  173. <tr>
  174. <td><strong>Server Extensibility</strong></td>
  175. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  176. <td align='center'>N/A</td>
  177. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  178. <td align='center'>N/A</td>
  179. <td>&xep0114;</td>
  180. </tr>
  181. <tr>
  182. <td><strong>Event publishing</strong></td>
  183. <td align='center'>&#10005;</td>
  184. <td align='center'>&#10005;</td>
  185. <td align='center'>&#10003;&pubsubjid;</td>
  186. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  187. <td>&xep0163;</td>
  188. </tr>
  189. </table>
  190. </section2>
  191. <section2 topic='Web Compliance Suite' anchor='web'>
  192. <p>
  193. To be considered XMPP web compliant, all features from the core
  194. compliance suite must be met, as well as all features in this suite.
  195. </p>
  196. <table caption='XMPP Web Compliance Levels'>
  197. <tr>
  198. <th>Feature</th>
  199. <th>Core Server</th>
  200. <th>Core Client</th>
  201. <th>Advanced Server</th>
  202. <th>Advanced Client</th>
  203. <th>Providers</th>
  204. </tr>
  205. <tr>
  206. <td><strong>Web Connection Mechanisms</strong></td>
  207. <td align='center'>&#10003;&component;</td>
  208. <td align='center'>&#10003;&onlyone;</td>
  209. <td align='center'>&#10003;&component;</td>
  210. <td align='center'>&#10003;&onlyone;</td>
  211. <td>&rfc7395;, &xep0206; (See also: &xep0124;)</td>
  212. </tr>
  213. </table>
  214. </section2>
  215. <section2 topic='IM Compliance Suite' anchor='im'>
  216. <p>
  217. To be considered XMPP IM compliant, all features from the core
  218. compliance suite must be met, as well as all features in this suite.
  219. </p>
  220. <table caption='XMPP IM Compliance Levels'>
  221. <tr>
  222. <th>Feature</th>
  223. <th>Core Server</th>
  224. <th>Core Client</th>
  225. <th>Advanced Server</th>
  226. <th>Advanced Client</th>
  227. <th>Providers</th>
  228. </tr>
  229. <tr>
  230. <td><strong>Core features</strong></td>
  231. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  232. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  233. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  234. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  235. <td>&rfc6121;</td>
  236. </tr>
  237. <tr>
  238. <td><strong>User Avatars</strong></td>
  239. <td align='center'>N/A</td>
  240. <td align='center'>&#10003;&nocli;&avatar;</td>
  241. <td align='center'>N/A</td>
  242. <td align='center'>&#10003;&nocli;&avatar;</td>
  243. <td>&xep0084;&xep0153;</td>
  244. </tr>
  245. <tr>
  246. <td><strong>vcard-temp</strong></td>
  247. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  248. <td align='center'>&#10003;&nocli;</td>
  249. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  250. <td align='center'>&#10003;&nocli;</td>
  251. <td>&xep0054;</td>
  252. </tr>
  253. <tr>
  254. <td><strong>Outbound Message Synchronization</strong></td>
  255. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  256. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  257. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  258. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  259. <td>&xep0280;</td>
  260. </tr>
  261. <tr>
  262. <td><strong>User Blocking</strong></td>
  263. <td align='center'>&#10005;</td>
  264. <td align='center'>&#10005;</td>
  265. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  266. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  267. <td>&xep0191;</td>
  268. </tr>
  269. <tr>
  270. <td><strong>Group Chat</strong></td>
  271. <td align='center'>&#10003;&component;</td>
  272. <td align='center'>&#10003;&usecases;</td>
  273. <td align='center'>&#10003;&component;</td>
  274. <td align='center'>&#10003;&usecases;</td>
  275. <td>&xep0045;<note>Implementations should take note that future versions of these compliance suites may rely on &xep0369; instead.</note>, &xep0249;</td>
  276. </tr>
  277. <tr>
  278. <td><strong>Bookmarks</strong></td>
  279. <td align='center'>&#10005;</td>
  280. <td align='center'>&#10005;</td>
  281. <td align='center'>&#10003;&component;</td>
  282. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  283. <td>&xep0048;</td>
  284. </tr>
  285. <tr>
  286. <td><strong>Persistent Storage of Private Data via PubSub</strong></td>
  287. <td align='center'>&#10005;</td>
  288. <td align='center'>&#10005;</td>
  289. <td align='center'>&#10003;&component;</td>
  290. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  291. <td>&xep0223;</td>
  292. </tr>
  293. <tr>
  294. <td><strong>Private XML Storage</strong></td>
  295. <td align='center'>&#10005;</td>
  296. <td align='center'>&#10005;</td>
  297. <td align='center'>&#10003;&component;</td>
  298. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  299. <td>&xep0049;</td>
  300. </tr>
  301. <tr>
  302. <td><strong>Session Resumption</strong></td>
  303. <td align='center'>&#10005;</td>
  304. <td align='center'>&#10005;</td>
  305. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  306. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  307. <td>&xep0198;</td>
  308. </tr>
  309. <tr>
  310. <td><strong>Stanza Acknowledgements</strong></td>
  311. <td align='center'>&#10005;</td>
  312. <td align='center'>&#10005;</td>
  313. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  314. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  315. <td>&xep0198;</td>
  316. </tr>
  317. <tr>
  318. <td><strong>History Storage / Retrieval</strong></td>
  319. <td align='center'>&#10005;</td>
  320. <td align='center'>&#10005;</td>
  321. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  322. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  323. <td>&xep0313;</td>
  324. </tr>
  325. <tr>
  326. <td><strong>Chat States</strong></td>
  327. <td align='center'>N/A</td>
  328. <td align='center'>&#10005;</td>
  329. <td align='center'>N/A</td>
  330. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  331. <td>&xep0085;</td>
  332. </tr>
  333. </table>
  334. </section2>
  335. <section2 topic='Mobile Compliance Suite' anchor='mobile'>
  336. <p>
  337. To be considered XMPP mobile compliant, all features from the core
  338. compliance suite must be met, as well as all features in this suite.
  339. </p>
  340. <table caption='XMPP Mobile Compliance Levels'>
  341. <tr>
  342. <th>Feature</th>
  343. <th>Core Server</th>
  344. <th>Core Client</th>
  345. <th>Advanced Server</th>
  346. <th>Advanced Client</th>
  347. <th>Providers</th>
  348. </tr>
  349. <tr>
  350. <td><strong>Session Resumption</strong></td>
  351. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  352. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  353. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  354. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  355. <td>&xep0198;</td>
  356. </tr>
  357. <tr>
  358. <td><strong>Stanza Acknowledgements</strong></td>
  359. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  360. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  361. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  362. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  363. <td>&xep0198;</td>
  364. </tr>
  365. <tr>
  366. <td><strong>Client State Indiciation</strong></td>
  367. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  368. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  369. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  370. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  371. <td>&xep0352;</td>
  372. </tr>
  373. <tr>
  374. <td><strong>Third Party Push Notifications</strong></td>
  375. <td align='center'>&#10005;</td>
  376. <td align='center'>&#10005;</td>
  377. <td align='center'>&#10003;&component;</td>
  378. <td align='center'>&#10003;</td>
  379. <td>&xep0357;</td>
  380. </tr>
  381. </table>
  382. </section2>
  383. </section1>
  384. <section1 topic='Implementation Notes' anchor='impl'>
  385. <p>
  386. Some of the protocol specifications referenced herein have their own
  387. dependencies; developers need to consult the relevant specifications for
  388. further information.
  389. </p>
  390. </section1>
  391. <section1 topic='Security Considerations' anchor='security'>
  392. <p>
  393. This document introduces no additional security considerations above and
  394. beyond those defined in the documents on which it depends.
  395. </p>
  396. </section1>
  397. <section1 topic='IANA Considerations' anchor='iana'>
  398. <p>This document requires no interaction with &IANA;.</p>
  399. </section1>
  400. <section1 topic='XMPP Registrar Considerations' anchor='registrar'>
  401. <p>This document requires no interaction with the &REGISTRAR;.</p>
  402. </section1>
  403. <section1 topic='Acknowledgements' anchor='ack'>
  404. <p>
  405. The author would like to thank Guus der Kinderen, Dele Olajide, Marc
  406. Laporte, Dave Cridland, Daniel Gultsch, Florian Schmaus, Tobias Markmann,
  407. and Georg Lukas for their suggestions.
  408. </p>
  409. </section1>
  410. </xep>