[jdev] IQ request response query

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Wed Dec 7 11:06:47 CST 2005

Justin Karneges wrote:
> On Tuesday 06 December 2005 21:00, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>> OK, good. The spec is incomplete on this point mainly because we never
>> thought any client developer would generate something so "stupid". But
>> when you write these specs you often assume too much -- not everyone
>> comes to these specs with a background of Jabber development experience,
>> and what seems stupid to longtime Jabberites probably seems just fine to
>> a newbie.
> For mass operations it could make sense.  What does jabberd do?  What does JRU 
> do?  Might be worth investigating first.

The jabber:iq:roster namespace was never meant for batch operations of 
this kind -- not in 1999 when rosters were invented, not in 2002 when we 
  documented this stuff through the IETF, not in 2005 when someone 
noticed a bug in the spec.


Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation
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