[standards-jig] Two Jabber features for the wishlist...

Michael Brown michael at aurora.gen.nz
Wed Dec 11 08:58:33 UTC 2002


> The Psi jabber client can login to multiple JIDs at once.  I use this to
> login to my work and home accounts at the same time and it works great.
> http://psi.affinix.com

Umm...while that is fine-and-dandy, it's not exactly the feature I was
requesting...

Michael.

>
>
> I may have missed something in the docs (feel free to point me in the
> right direction if this is the case), but there are two features that I
> think are badly needed but don't exist in the current specs:
>
> 1) Jabber equivalent to email aliases.
>
> I would really like a way to be able to be online with one Jabber
> account, but have messages from multiple JID's sent to my contact list.
> I use this a lot with email.  Eg I may want to be logged on as
> user at home.org but people who have added me as user at work.com would also
> see me online.  This could be taken further, and allow the user to log
> on and off specific "virtual JID's" at will, but I would settle for
> static ones for now.
>
> 2) Sending events to an offline resource.
>
> Often I am talking to someone who is at work (say user2 at isp.net/work)
> about a non-work related topic - say I have found a URL of interest, but
> he/she doesn't currently have time to read it.  I then want to send it
> to them (say user2 at isp.net/home which is offline) so that it is waiting
> for them when they get home.
>
> I know both of these have problems - eg there is no way to search a list
> of resources that are offline etc - but has anyone looked at
> implementing these features?
>
> Michael.
>
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