[jdev] Managing Subscriptions

Ralph Meijer jabber.org at ralphm.ik.nu
Mon Oct 22 08:21:06 CDT 2007

On Mon, 2007-10-22 at 22:55 +1000, Rick Measham wrote:
> I'm trying to sort out how to get a bot to deal with subscriptions and 
> the RFC is just confusing me -- it switches between what a server should 
> do and what a client should do too often!
> The docs here: 
> http://wiki.jabber.org/index.php/Programming_Jabber_Clients :are really 
> good .. but they don't talk about subscriptions at all.
> Can someone help me work this out?
> [..]

In short this should work (works for the Jaiku IM bot, where many users
are using Google Talk):

- Connect and authenticate as a client
- Request the roster (so you will receive presence and subscription
- Respond to incoming <presence type='subscribe'/> with <presence
- Return the favour by sending <presence type='subscribe'/>, too.



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