[JDEV] Q: Priority values in presence?

Thomas Parslow (PatRat) patrat at rat-software.com
Mon Apr 2 16:02:00 CDT 2001

> Is there a generally-used "priority" value that the various clients use 
> when setting presence? libjabber doesn't itself set it, nor does 
> everybuddy (libEBjabber.c). According to the spec, that will default the 
> priority to zero. I want to be well-behaved and not have my client usurp 
> everyone else's in the case of multiple logins.
> Do any of the other clients out there use different values?
> Is zero considered the default for a normal GUI client? If so, would 
> something like a pager have a negative priority?
> Do any of the clients let the user adjust the priority?
> And most importantly, is the server at all intelligent about considering 
> availability as well as priority — if two online resources for the same 
> jid both have priority n, but one is available while the other is away 
> or dnd, will traffic be routed to the available one? If not, that 
> implies that a well behaved client should automatically lower its 
> priority as its status becomes less available.
> Thanks,
> —Jens

JabberIM (jabber.com's client) allows you to set it's priority, try
setting your status to custom.

Thomas Parslow (PatRat) ICQ #:26359483
Rat Software
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