[jdev] Real world uses of a Resource Name in a JID

Yves Goergen nospam.list at unclassified.de
Thu May 15 15:22:30 CDT 2008

On 14.05.2008 17:14 CE(S)T, Remko Tronçon wrote:
>>  What is special about the resource names that we cannot accomplish just
>>  by having a unique bare jid for both users (instead of the users/clients
>>  differing only by resource name)
> I don't think I understand the question. Every person only has one JID
> (typically acquired through registration). You don't want to register
> for a new jid each time you want to log in from another place, do you?
> Do you have a different e-mail address for every location you want to
> send mail from?

Illegal comparison. ;) You only have one e-mail identifier and no such 
thing as resource names. You log in for e-mail, do stuff and log out 
again before you go elsewhere to log in again. Even if you had long 
sessions with e-mail, that wouldn't be a problem. Many systems with 
logins support multiple logins at one time, with no obviously 
user-provided resource name (other than network addresses or such).

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