[jdev] An old pseudo standard, but is it still good?

Robert B Quattlebaum, Jr. darco at deepdarc.com
Fri Nov 17 18:01:12 CST 2006

On Nov 15, 2006, at 12:05 AM, Carlo v. Loesch wrote:
> On the technical issue of user%host at msn.transport i must say I really
> dislike how Jabber cannot deal with a clean transparent notation
> like msn:user at host. These kludgy jid-deformations are both ugly and
> hard to understand for the end user. Why should she put the hostname
> into the user field and a fake hostname into the hostname field,
> when adding an MSN buddy to her roster? Also icq:12345 would be much
> nicer than the kludge that transports provide. Additionally, you
> leave it to the server to route to the transport. Why should you have
> a lot of new friendships just because you switched to a different
> transport (= the one you had broke down or you no longer trust his
> privacy promises).

I think this is more of a usability issue with the client program,  
not the protocol itself. Pandion, for example, works from the user's  
perspective in a way similar to what you describe.

Robert Quattlebaum
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