[standards-jig] Invisibility Support in Jabber

David Waite mass at akuma.org
Fri Aug 9 05:25:48 UTC 2002

I still think it is valid Jer. :-)

'available' is the default attribute. If that was not the case, then all 
the server implementations out there wouldn't handle available the same 
as if no 'type' was specified ;-)

-David Waite

Jeremie wrote:

>>ARGH. Despite what /some/ of the Internet Drafts say, type="available" 
>>/is/ a part of the protocol. Any docs which leave it out are in error.
>I can't believe this misconception is still around :)
>There never has been a type="available" since a presence packet is
>intrinsically always "available" unless you specifically type it to
>something else (it's *presence* after all).  The server actively removes
>the type attribute if it's set to "available" both because the docs were
>confusing on this at one point back in 99/2000 and some prototype client
>was sending them.
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