[JDEV] Problem with agents-reply
temas at box5.net
Sun Oct 22 13:43:22 CDT 2000
Because the agents design in general sucks. This is on our list of things to
fix, as a matter of fact the replacement idea is already been discussed. It's
called browsing, should see more about it shortly.
On Sun, Oct 22, 2000 at 03:11:45PM +0200, Jens Askengren wrote:
> A jabber client has to request the agent-list before requesting the roster
> to be able to know the difference between JIDs of buddies and JIDs of
> agents, right?
> But there is a major problems with the current design of the agents reply:
> If the client request info about subagents, and get no response, it will
> wait forever for a response. (Unless you do some hackish timeout tricks.)
> Why not just make the agents reply expanded to include _all_ agents and
> subagents, since you'll have to request subagents recursively anyway?
> Something like this would simplify client design a lot:
> <iq type="result" id="1001">
> <query xmlns="jabber:iq:agents">
> <agent jid="rss.denmark">
> <name>Headline service</name>
> <agent jid="freshmeat.rss.denmark">
> <name>Fresmeat news</name>
> <agent jid="aim.denmark">
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