[standards-jig] JEP-0049 Private XML Storage

Adam Theo theo at theoretic.com
Wed Nov 13 07:25:19 UTC 2002

That's a good idea, Iain. I've been thinking something similar would do 
alot of good for the protocol, but never thought it would be easy enough 
to change everything for it to be worthwhile. But still, if it can be 
done as a clean "superset", respecting the status quo, then I don't see 
why it couldn't be done without changing existing implimentations.

Iain Shigeoka wrote:
> I agree that it should send back a 404. I don't think jabberd does (but
> haven't checked) because every client I've tested against my server hangs if
> you don't send back an empty private response. So Richard's suggestion is a
> pretty clever way to do it if we rely on current practice.
> I'd prefer to correct current practice though and send a 404 on no entry
> which would get us back to needing a removal command of some sort... :)
> I'd tentatively suggest a radical approach, we expand the standard iq types.
> This seems to come up fairly often (removing roster entries, etc) so perhaps
> iq should have the following types:
> set - set new value or update existing value
> get - retrieve value (returns 404 if value doesn't exist)
> remove - Clears value
> result - a result of any of the previous three types
> Error - in case of error
> Of course, this is a pretty major change so I guess something in the
> iq:private namespace may be more practical. :)

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