[JDEV] URL form of JID?

David Waite mass at akuma.org
Sat Sep 22 03:06:11 CDT 2001

I'm curious - would we want to indicate something is an entity with a 
lot of different interactions (a chatroom could be joined or have its 
history displayed and searched; a person could be added, conversed with 
or viewed via vCard), or do we want to represent a specific action 
against an entity? (join chat, view vcard, add to roster, send message 
to user)

I personally would prefer the former, but I'm curious what others think :-)

- David Waite

Jens Alfke wrote:

> On Friday, September 21, 2001, at 06:23 PM, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
>     One
>     might think about having our own mime-type, cause it is more
>     flexible.
>     We can have a application/x-jabber-control .XJC thing, which is
>     required to
>     be a special XML Document, allowing or the above things and other
>     things
>     like controling groupchat/conference and agents.
> Personally I /really/ dislike protocols that result in downloading 
> some useless little temporary file to your desktop (like all those 
> damn ".pls" MP3 streaming playlist files.)
> I'd much rather add a query to the URL indicating the action:
> jabber:snej at jabber.org?action=message # send IM (default action)
> jabber:snej at jabber.org?action=roster # add to roster
> jabber:jdev at conference.jabber.org?action=chat # join a chat room
> As I said, I recall that this is how AIM URLs work.
> --Jens

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