[jdev] That presence problem again

Bruce Campbell b+jabber at bruce-2007.zerlargal.org
Fri Apr 20 18:52:34 CDT 2007

On Sat, 21 Apr 2007, Robin Redeker wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 20, 2007 at 10:22:33PM +0000, Nathan Fritz wrote:
>> I don't see this as being the client's job.
> [.snip.]
>> I don't believe that the client should take it upon itself to nag
>> about presence, as presence is high traffic enough as it is.
> I indeed agree with that. Having clients polling is very undesireable
> w.r.t. bandwidth and traffic.

Either I could treat the existing presence push mechanism as being 
partially broken, poll occasionally, and have reasonably updated 
information and, or I could rely completely on the existing presence push 
mechanism, and deal with complaints of, say, a mail notification bot 
filling up an offline message store, or a pretty web presence bot giving 
the wrong information for hours on end.

In this particular situation (mail notification bot), I personally prefer 
the fewer complaints option, since the poll traffic isn't leaving the 
local server.

I like the <iq/> option that JD supplied.

   Bruce Campbell.

   Of course, I'll argue the other way when it comes to chat clients ;)

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