[jdev] Question about resource binding to server implementors

Vinod Panicker vinod.p at gmail.com
Tue Mar 28 00:48:05 CST 2006

On 3/28/06, Michal Vaner (Vorner) <michal.vaner at kdemail.net> wrote:
> Dne úterý 28 březen 2006 07:06 Vinod Panicker napsal(a):
> > Hi,
> >
> > Just wanted to check with the server implementors - Do you allow
> > multiple "connected" resources with the same resource identifier?
> According to to specification, resource must be unique, therefore it is not
> allowed to have two same resources.

There's no such requirement in the RFC.  In fact, the RFC states that
a server may allow multiple "connected" resources with the same
resource identifier.

> > If yes, how do you handle delivery of <iq/> stanzas addressed to the
> > full jid of the user.
> >
> > If no, how do you handle it when a client connects with a resource
> > identifier that is already in use?
> There are three possible ways on the server, two on the client side.
> On the client side, the client may set the resource to something or let the
> server choose something for him.
> On the server side, it is possible to drop the old (which is more logic, it
> can be some hanging connection that did not timeout yet), drop the new one or
> change the wanted resource. Yes, server can return different resource than
> client asked for and in this case, it may be a good solution sometimes.

I myself prefer that the server return a <conflict/> to the OLD
connection and not the new one.


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