[jdev] Re: discovering extensions without disco
trejkaz at trypticon.org
Wed Apr 5 02:07:44 CDT 2006
Remko Troncon wrote:
> - If you really want to support Google Talk, you can get away with a
> regexp match on the JID, and enable all these non-standard extensions.
> No other server is using these anyway. As long as GT doesn't change the
> allowable email addresses, you're safe.
I wonder how long this will last now that you can get "GMail for your
domain". It's only a matter of time until they start "GTalk for your
> - Since blocking is a task not often done, you can do it failure-driven:
> try blocking using iq:privacy (which is rather complicated right now,
> see below) if you think the server supports it, and then try this way if
> it fails. Pretty ugly still, but there is no way to cleanly support
> non-standard things on a server that does not advertise its extensions.
> This said, apart from GT not advertizing its extension in disco, i don't
> blame them for not supporting iq:privacy. It's very hard to use this
> protocol directly client-side for tasks as blocking or invisibility. A
> simple profile of this protocol should be made that blocks, unblocks and
> makes you invisible with one simple iq. I heard stpeter has this
> somewhere on his TODO.
Privacy lists are a pain to set up, but once they're set up, toggling
invisibility on and off is a fairly simple operation. I'm not really
defending them though. ;-)
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