[jdev] Resource binding

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Thu Feb 11 21:53:10 CST 2010

On 1/30/10 9:22 AM, Tomasz Sterna wrote:
> Dnia 2010-01-29, pią o godzinie 07:52 -0700, Peter Saint-Andre pisze:
>> You mean http://xmpp.org/extensions/inbox/private-muc.html I suppose.
>> It's not clear to me if we absolutely need multi-resource support in
>> order to have private MUCs. And I wouldn't want to have a dependency
>> on the server to provide private MUCs anyway. 
> One may always establish multiple connections to bring up more
> resources.
> But I think resource binding is way simpler method.
> BTW: What was the exact reasons for dropping it?
> I didn't find it nor confusing, nor hard to implement.

That's helpful feedback.

> Pros:
> - does not add another flow, just reuse existing one
> - easy to implement (servers already support one resource bind and
> multiple connections from one client)
> - very straightforward once you get what resource bind is
>   (and you need to bind one)
> Cons:
> - ?? 

- Changing the existing flows for resource binding
- Managing multiple resources on the client side
- Knowing when the session is really finished

I'm sure were other reasons but I'd need to re-read the list archives to
remember them.


Peter Saint-Andre

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