[JDEV] In-band registration (was: Account information storage, plaintext?)

Bart van Bragt jabber at vanbragt.com
Thu Sep 18 05:40:54 CDT 2003

Justin Karneges wrote:
> Realistically, it is not horrible, and I'm guessing Jabber only has it to 
> compete with ICQ (the only legacy system that also has in-band registration, 
> AFAIK), but it does put extra effort on the client and server developers.  If 
> we axe in-band registration, we can shift the effort to the administrators, 
> who can develop pretty websites that guide the user along.  This would also 
> simplify client development, as there would be less of a need for new user 
> wizards, explanation of what a JID is, etc, as the pretty website would take 
> care of it.
+1 !

Users really need a bit more guidance, preferably in their mother 
tongue. IMO a website on the public servers would be great and it is 
also in concordance with the 'simple client, complex server'-paradigm.

Bart van Bragt

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