[jdev] Best practices regarding roster management by clients ?

Tomasz Sterna tomasz.sterna at gmail.com
Thu Sep 29 06:52:26 CDT 2005

2005/9/8, Lucas Nussbaum <lucas at lucas-nussbaum.net>:
> (A) Should a client display contacts with subscription=none or
> subscription=from (and not ask=subscribe) ? You obviously don't care
> about those contacts, and they will never send you any presence, so why
> lose space in your contact list ?

One need to ask a question: Why would I even keep a contact with
subscription none or from in my roster?

- "from" - to allow others watch my presence. So the suggested,
separate "observers" group fits best (with the ability to hide it).

- "none" - the only reason I see, is as a "shortcut" for sending
messages to a person.
I'm not interested in person presence, but in exchanging messages - so
the natural way is to show the contact on my contact list.
(I like to think of a "contact list" as a current client's
representation of roster - it's not always 1:1).


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