[jdev] 'Conference' category in roster

Ian Paterson ian.paterson at clientside.co.uk
Tue Jun 28 06:51:01 CDT 2005

> >        <item category="conference"
> >              subscription="none"
> >              jid="vislab at conference.moth.vislab.usyd.edu.au" >
> >          <group>Conferences</group>
> >        </item>
> Ah well in that case it looks like it is some kind of non 
> standard hack that if you think about it could cause problems
> with MUC implementations, as it would make you appear 
> to be in the room to the MUC server as soon as you log 
> in to your jabber account when infact you arnt, you would be 
> far better implementing the above mentioned standard.

With the supplied example you wouldn't appear to be in the room because
the subscription is "none". [MUC implementations are unlikely to try to
subscribe to a user's presence.]

I agree it is a non-standard hack. RFC 3921 does not permit a 'category'
attribute in a roster item.

- Ian

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