[rabbitmq-discuss] Trying to understand AMQP: definitions

Gordon Sim gsim at redhat.com
Thu Jan 7 08:34:04 GMT 2010

On 01/06/2010 11:45 PM, Jeremy Dunck wrote:
> My reason for digging into the AMQP spec is that I'd like to declare a
> queue which is auto-delete.  I see in the .Net client that to do so, I
> need to use a method overload which requires a bunch of other
> parameters-- passive, exclusive, etc.
> I've looked at the .Net client source and user guide some and haven't
> been enlightened.
> Since I'm not really sure what these terms mean, I decided to look at
> the AMQP spec; surely it's clear there!
> I'm referring to the 0.8 spec found here, since that's apparently
> what's (mostly) supported by Rabbit 1.7:
> http://www.amqp.org/confluence/download/attachments/720900/amqp0-8.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1183135458000
> I was surprised to find no definition of passive, exclusive, or even
> auto-delete within that spec.   Am I missing it?   Did it get
> clarified in a later version?

More detail on the parameters (or fields as AMQP calls them) is given in 
the XML that defines them: 

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