[JDEV] XML "feed" for server list

Ralph Meijer jabber.org at ralphm.ik.nu
Mon Jan 13 18:07:08 CST 2003

On Mon, Jan 13, 2003 at 05:38:53PM -0600, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> Disco is good, but getting the list via HTTP is useful before you've
> registered an account on the Jabber network.

Do you mean automatically?

If so, I would say it introduces needsless overhead for client development to
have to be able to speak HTTP, too, how simple it may be. What I mean is
that you establish a xmlstream with jabber.org, and throw an <iq/> at it
to get the server list via disco, before any registration or authorisation.
The client can then present that list to the user and let him make a choice.

I /think/ that the current jabberd implementation however queues up stanzas
until after registration. That restriction should be lifted. I think it
can prove very useful to be able to disco (<- verb) before any authorisation
for other information, too.

If didn't mean automatically, then why should it be in XML format?


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