usernames with spaces?

Mark Doliner mark at
Wed Mar 25 12:53:23 EDT 2009

According to the XMPP standard, spaces are not allowed in XMPP usernames/jids.

Specifically, section A.5 of RFC3920[1] lists table C.1.1 of
RFC3454[2] as "prohibited," and section C.1.1 contains the "space"



On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 2:34 AM, Paul Hutchings
<paul.hutchings at> wrote:
> Just started playing with OpenFire and am looking for a client for
> internal use - seems to be Spark or Pidgin from what I've read.
> I've fallen at the first hurdle with Pidgin in that when logging in
> using XMPP to our OpenFire box (which authenticates users against AD) it
> doesn't like any username with spaces in it?
> Is that really the case or have I missed something?
> Cheers,
> Paul
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