[JDEV] Transport readiness

Thomas Muldowney temas at box5.net
Thu Aug 8 22:26:03 CDT 2002

It's common practice to subscribe to transports and have them send you
presence, but it's not mandated.

You are correct, there is no real way to know what a JID is without some
type of discovery system.


On Wed, 2002-08-07 at 15:43, Luke Tucker wrote:
> lets say there's a user already registered with some transport. 
> When the user logs on, is there anything that the protocol guarantees 
> the transport will send to the user when its OK to start 
> sending messages through it (ie it logged on to the service for you
> and won't ignore your messages silenty)? Some seem to send presence, is 
> this mandated, a courtesy, something that you can make happen for 
> any given transport? 
> Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems to me that you can't really 
> unambiguously determine whether a 'JID' is intended for a transport or 
> not unless you're a host. eg joey at joop.sloop.net is this a jabber user 
> joey on the jabbers server joop.sloop.net or joey through the joop 
> transport on sloop.net (in which case you have to make sure you're 
> register with it and that its ready)?  I'm working with some automated 
> jabber stuff if context helps make sense out of the questions. 
> Thanks, 
> - Luke
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