[Standards] XEP-0154 and XEP-0084

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Mon Jun 18 13:15:03 CDT 2007


Andreas Monitzer wrote:
> On Jun 18, 2007, at 18:23, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> 
>>> I've implemented it. It works pretty well, and I haven't had any 
>>> issues, except that specifying the width and height isn't that easy 
>>> for a client (I actually had write a parser for png headers for 
>>> this). Maybe these two could be made optional?
>>
>> How about recommended (SHOULD include)? :)
> 
> That's fine for me :)

Done in version 0.10 :)

http://www.xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0084.html

I'll probably request a Last Call on XEP-0084 at the next Council meeting.

>>> Usually, clients don't need instant notification for changes to the 
>>> profile, that's why it's not really absolutely necessary to use PEP 
>>> there. Of course, it'd simplify server implementations, so it's 
>>> definitely something to look into.
>>
>> Yes, there is that issue, too -- do people need notifications about 
>> profiles or is that data more static? If static, why use PEP?
> 
> Well, you wouldn't need any special cases for vCards on the server any 
> more. Just implement PEP, and you're done for 90% of the non-messaging 
> stuff used for IM.
> If the client doesn't announce that it'd like to get notified of changes 
> to that PEP node, it wouldn't receive unnecessary data, but could still 
> request the info explicitly, which is right how vCards work right now.

Right, that's the appeal.

Peter

-- 
Peter Saint-Andre
XMPP Standards Foundation
http://www.xmpp.org/xsf/people/stpeter.shtml

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