[JDEV] JavaJabber Server Docs

Jens Alfke jens at mac.com
Thu Jul 12 10:52:14 CDT 2001

On Monday, July 9, 2001, at 10:53 PM, Al Sutton wrote:

> - When a client tries to subscribe to another user via a presence 
> message,
> an iq message of type set holding the new roster entry reflecting this 
> needs
> to be sent back to the client.
> - Messages comming from the client in the  jabber:iq:roster namespace 
> can
> have an undocumented value in its subscription attribute of "remove" 
> which
> indicates they should be removed from the users roster.

These may be undocumented in the "Protocol-standard" document, but 
they're covered in the "jabber:iq:roster" section of the Jabber Protocol 
Overview, and also in my Jabber Client Developer's Cheat Sheet.

It's definitely a problem that none of the documentation is 
comprehensive. I had to develop my own client (and write my cheat-sheet) 
by having printouts of both the JPO and JPG open in front of me and 
constantly flipping back and forth between them. (And to get 
conferencing working, I had to go to the protocol-draft document for 
that, since the stuff in both of the previously mentioned documents is 
out of date.)

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