[jdev] questions using pubsub

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Thu Oct 27 14:43:46 CDT 2005

On 2005-07-07, Orion wrote:
> Hi,
> I am new to jabber, using ejabberd 0.9.1 and Psi.
> I am able to create a node and publish an item.
> for example: 
> =======================================================
> <iq type="set"
>     from="admin at localhost"
>     to="pubsub.localhost"
>     id="publish1">
>   <pubsub xmlns="http://jabber.org/protocol/pubsub">
>     <publish node="home/localhost/admin/egw">
>       <item id="current">
>         <tune xmlns="http://jabber.org/protocol/tune">
>           <artist>Ralph Vaughan Williams</artist>
>           <title>Concerto in F for Bass Tuba</title>
>           <source>Golden Brass: The Collector's Edition</source>
>         </tune>
>       </item>
>     </publish>
>   </pubsub>
> </iq>
> =======================================================
> I found that subscribers can only view the message in XML console. My question
> is: How can the subscribers get the published item like normal chat
> message(signal the subscriber for incoming message)?

The message doesn't contain a <body/> element, so clients that don't
know about pubsub don't have anything to show. One solution is for the
pubsub service to include a summary in the <body/> element (perhaps it
would be helpful to define the summary mechanism in JEP-0060).


Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation
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