[JDEV] Jabber - Scripting Language

Mark Zamoyta mark at lakeclear.com
Thu Jun 7 19:00:23 CDT 2001

From: "stpeter" <stpeter at jabber.org>
> I find the idea of scripting within Jabber to be intriguing, but I'm not
> clear on what people want to do with this. Can you provide some scenarios?

Here are some things I might use scripting for:

- On a subscription request event, automatically accept it, play a .wav
file, and send a greeting
- On a buddy on-line event, send a message with a custom XML tag if they are
using a certain client
- Create a bot that matches people up for games.  For example, I would send
a message to mygamebot at jabber.org , and the bot would return JIDs of other
users who have registered with the bot and are currently on-line and
available for a game.
- Create news, stock quote, weather, etc. bots

mIRC, the popular IRC client for Windows, has thousands of bots written for
games, file sharing, etc...   It's a very popular feature that helped IRC
take off.


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