[jdev] Pubsub payload as cdata

Sergey Dobrov binary at jrudevels.org
Mon Jun 25 08:36:45 UTC 2012

You can use your own wrapper with your own namespace to insert there any
data you want:

<item id='avatar_url'>

Without the url tag it will conflict with the
http://jabber.org/protocol/pubsub schema, it seems.

On 06/25/2012 07:53 AM, pablo platt wrote:
> Hi,
> When publishing an item to a pubsub node, does the item has to be an xml
> element like
> <item id='bnd81g37d61f49fgn581'>
>     <entry xmlns='http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom'>
>         <title>something</title>
>         <link>http://example.com/1</link>
>     </entry>
> </item>
> or can a user just publish cdata like
> <item id='avatar_url'>
>     http://example.com/myavatar.jpeg
> </item>
> The second form make the database representation of the data much
> cleaner when appropriate.
> In a web admin for example, it is much easier to see the data.
> I understand the importance of the namespace for clients that should
> handle different kinds of nodes
> but for a dedicate client it might suit well.
> In a RDBMS the item payload is probably saved as the xml as string.
> One could have a field for the payload tag, payload namespace and
> payload body.
> What is the best practice?
> Thanks
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With best regards,
Sergey Dobrov,
XMPP Developer and JRuDevels.org founder.

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