Interworking between the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP): Instant Messaging
RFC 7572

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Subject: Protocol Action: 'Interworking between the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP): Instant Messaging' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-stox-im-13.txt)

The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'Interworking between the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and the
   Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP): Instant
   Messaging'
  (draft-ietf-stox-im-13.txt) as Proposed Standard

This document is the product of the SIP-TO-XMPP Working Group.

The IESG contact persons are Ben Campbell and Alissa Cooper.

A URL of this Internet Draft is:
http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-stox-im/


Technical Summary

  Relevant content can frequently be found in the abstract 
  and/or introduction of the document. If not, this may be 
  an indication that there are deficiencies in the abstract 
  or introduction.

This document defines a bi-directional protocol mapping for the exchange of single
instant messages between the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and the Extensible
Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP).

Working Group Summary

  Was there anything in WG process that is worth noting? For 
  example, was there controversy about particular points or 
  were there decisions where the consensus was particularly 
  rough?

This document has been initially reviewed in the DISPATCH WG as per the RAI area
process for new work. The STOX WG has been chartered as a result of the submission
of this and other documents that aim to define specifications for interworking between
the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and the Extensible Messaging and Presence 
Protocol (XMPP) based systems. This document has been subjected to a number of
thorough reviews initially in the DISPATCH WG and in the STOX WG after its creation.
All comments and suggestions of the reviewers have been taken into account in the
document subsequent updates. The document is short and focused on one specific
mapping definition and there were no controversial points regarding it.

Document Quality

  Are there existing implementations of the protocol? Have a 
  significant number of vendors indicated their plan to 
  implement the specification? Are there any reviewers that 
  merit special mention as having done a thorough review, 
  e.g., one that resulted in important changes or a 
  conclusion that the document had no substantive issues? If 
  there was a MIB Doctor, Media Type or other expert review, 
  what was its course (briefly)? In the case of a Media Type 
  review, on what date was the request posted?

There are already several vendors having full or partial implementations of the 
specification, among which Jabber/Cisco, Kamailio (OpenSER), AG Projects
(Silk Server). Some of the people behind these implementations have actively 
participated in the discussions in the WG.

Personnel

  Who is the Document Shepherd? Who is the Responsible Area
  Director?

Yana Stamcheva is the document shepherd. The responsible area director is
Alissa Cooper.