[standards-jig] calendaring?

Dave dave at dave.tj
Wed Mar 13 23:02:11 UTC 2002

Not every Jabber client has to support plain-text chatting (unless we
make an artificial rule requiring it).  I can easily imagine a client
that only handles the calendar namespace, just like one that only handles
the conference namespace, or the generic text-based messaging system.
Having this capability would surely make the corporate folks happy, since
they'd be able to deploy Jabber as a catch-all communications system (and
I must admit that even as a plain text purist, I'm rather intrigued by
the possibilities here - although I don't envision a GUI-based solution).

...so a calendaring client would connect as a Jabber client, just the
same way a videoconferencing client connects as a Jabber client :-)

 - Dave

David Waite wrote:
> Julian Missig wrote:
> >That's where feature negotiation comes in. I'll write up some of my
> >ideas in more detail, but basically, even with simple browsing we could
> >have the server be properly routing this stuff... the server browses to
> >the clients as they connect, and if a message with an extension is sent
> >to the JID with no resource, the server will look at all the resources
> >for one which reports supporting that namespace.
> >
> >Julian
> >
> I think one of the core issues is also that there are only three things 
> you can connect to a jabber system as:
> 1) an IM client
> 2) a trusted server component
> 3) a remote system representing either a set of clients or a component
> There is thus great difficulty in building a calendaring client on top 
> of jabber, because it has to be an IM client as well (or, connect as a 
> trusted server component and have complete access to the entire system, 
> or also write a completely new c2s which is a calendaring app to server 
> component as well as a new csm which is a calendaring session manager)
> -David Waite
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