[JDEV] Two jabber:iq:roster questions

David Waite dwaite at jabber.com
Wed Aug 15 22:27:54 CDT 2001

I haven't messed with any roster code in a while, but you may want to 
try adding the entry as wanted (with their nickname and groups) with 
subscription type='none', then sending the presence subscribe request.

-David Waite

Jens Alfke wrote:

> I'm trying to improve my roster support by storing the actual names in 
> addition to the jids. I have two questions:
> (1) When adding a buddy, do I have to first send a <presence> element 
> to subscribe, then a jabber:iq:roster "set" to add a name? I can't 
> specify the real name in the <presence> element, and conversely, I 
> don't think simply changing the 'subscription' mode in a roster 
> element will actually cause a subscription attempt to occur, right? 
> This seems sort of kludgy.
> (2) When sending a roster "set", can I just skip the fields I don't 
> want to change? Ideally I'd just like to send:
>     <iq type="set">
>         <query xmlns="jabber:iq"roster">
>             <item jid="snej at jabber.org"
>                   name="Jens Alfke"/>
>         </query>
>     </iq>
> but I'm afraid that omitting the 'group' and 'subscription' elements 
> might clear their values.
> --Jens
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