[Social] <iq/> or <message/> on api-like functionality over XMPP

anders conbere aconbere at gmail.com
Fri Mar 28 12:23:57 CDT 2008

I'm not an expert, but it seems to be based on the spec that as long
as your queries to the client (C1) are implementing a get or a set
then the probably belong in IQ stanzas.

~ Anders

On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 10:08 AM, Roberto Ostinelli
<roberto at ostinelli.net> wrote:
> hi all,
>  just curious about a 'best practice' on using xmpp as transport for data.
>  not sure if this is the kind of discussions we can have here, if not, please
>  do ignore this post which will not be followed on.
>  we are using an xmpp server S1 to handle all a-sync an sync communication
>  between two XMPP clients, C1 and C2.
>  the flow is as follows: C1 sends data to C2 through S1, and C2 has to reply
>  to C1 wether the transmitted data is coherent with a series of computation
>  that can only be handled by C2.
>  were this to be a client-server case, i would use a custom namespace on a
>  <iq/> stanza [for request-response functionality]. however, since the flow
>  of this communication is C1-S1-C2-S1-C1, would you recommend still using
>  <iq/> or a <message/> stanza instead?
>  thank you.
>  r.

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