[JDEV] Account information storage, plaintext?

David Waite mass at akuma.org
Wed Sep 17 16:16:03 CDT 2003

Justin Karneges wrote:

>On Tuesday 16 September 2003 03:52 pm, David Waite wrote:
>>jabber:iq:register does not provide a machine-discoverable way the get
>>the user to the proper webpage - Should the standards-track register
>>protocol be expanded to include this?
>I'm not sure we need to take it that far.  Maybe the admins that wish to have 
>their servers in the official jabber.org public server listing can just 
>provide a URL to their registration page.  AFAIK, chrome.pl enforces 
>web-based registration, so it is indeed possible, we just need more servers 
>to do it.
I am just talking about a way of having the client receive a message 
when it attempts registration that says 'registration is not allowed, 
but this webpage might be useful'. If a third of sites provide no 
registration, a third provide in-band registration, and a third provide 
out-of-band registration, it is very difficult to a client that knows 
how to present the option of creating a new account to the user.

That said, perhaps the client just has a 'Register New Account...' 
button which queries the jabber.org public server listing, and that 
public server listing also includes registration requirements. Then 
clients can fetch that URL and display a list of servers which advertise 
public registration.

-David Waite

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