[jdev] Google Talk and MUC Invitations
Robert B Quattlebaum, Jr.
darco at deepdarc.com
Fri Jun 16 14:43:42 CDT 2006
I just thought I should share my experiences with Google Talk and
Multi-User Chat works (for the most part) with clients who use google
talk. They can join conference rooms and send messages to and from
them. One thing that is broken is invitations. People with google
talk accounts just never get any invitation sent to them!
I believe this is because of google talk's "accept no communication
from anyone not on my roster or from anyone I haven't sent anything
to" policy. Once a presence stanza is sent to a room, I can send and
receive stanzas just fine. However, invitations are sent from the
conference-room JID itself which means that it will always get
filtered by google talk.
This is a big problem. With no easy way to give someone the ability
to quickly join a conference room, it becomes much more cumbersome
and complicated when I try to get non-technical family members to
join specific rooms. It doesn't help that most clients don't support
the "xmpp" URI correctly (ARGH!!!).
One way to fix this would be for google to add a special exception to
the filter rules that would examine to see if the stanza was a
conference room invitation or not. If it is a conference room
invitation, it should check inside of the stanza to make sure that
the person who invited them is on that person's contact list. If they
are, then it the invitation would be allowed to go through.
Make sense? Anyway, I just wanted to bring this shortcoming to the
community's attention. Hopefully it'll be fixed at some point.
Jabber: darco at deepdarc.com
eMail: darco at deepdarc.com
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