[JDEV] Re: MU-Conference changes

Mats Bengtsson matben at privat.utfors.se
Fri Feb 14 07:19:38 CST 2003

David Sutton wrote:
>   In view of the recent discussion, support for browse has been dropped in
> MU-Conference cvs code, ready for when the disco protocol goes draft.


I think this decision is very unfortunate, if I may speak for
the client developers. I guess many have built some browse UI
for use with jabber:iq:conference that is very practical
to reuse when testing out the MUC protocol. 
I agree that support for jabber:iq:browse should only be considered
temporary, and later phased out and replaced by disco.
But meanwhile, keep some sort of support for browse, at least as
a help in assisting client developers testing MUC.

> made it more complicated to retrieve the data necessary. What I may do
> is make browse an optional extra which can be enabled or disabled at the
> service admins choice. If I do this, then the SHA hash idea (for
> representing a users true jid, not roster entry) may also be an option.
> I really perceive this being of use in certain situations, even if
> others may not yet.

Sounds like a reasonable compromise to me.

Hope this post is not completely out of sync...

Best Wishes,    Mats

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