[SPAM] [jdev] Best practices regarding roster management by clients ?

Lucas Nussbaum lucas at lucas-nussbaum.net
Thu Sep 8 11:55:40 CDT 2005

On 08/09/05 at 18:04 +0200, Dominik Zabłotny wrote:
> Dnia 08-09-2005, czw o godzinie 15:00 +0200, Lucas Nussbaum napisał(a):
> > 
> > (A) Should a client display contacts with subscription=none or
> > subscription=from (and not ask=subscribe) ? You obviously don't care
> > about those contacts, and they will never send you any presence, so
> > why
> > lose space in your contact list ? 
> I always thought that if there is any subscription, contact have to be
> in roster, but besides that roster and subscriptions are orthogonal.
> What if the contact isn't interested by exchanging presence and prefers
> only exchanging messages?  Most clients I've seen consider these
> contacts unavailable and allows to hide all unavailable contacts.

The problem with that is that if you have a lot of contacts (like 200)
with sub=from or sub=none, it becomes difficult to search for a specific
contact which has sub=both but is just offline currently.
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