[standards-jig] iq:register required fields

Tom Waters waters at instapix.com
Wed Apr 2 22:24:03 UTC 2003


I also think one should be able to query the registration fields if they
are going to be of any use.  I personally have dropped putting anything
in jabber:iq:register and opted for vCard-temp instead, because I can at
least do something with a vcard.

-----Original Message-----
From: standards-jig-admin at jabber.org
[mailto:standards-jig-admin at jabber.org] On Behalf Of Iain Shigeoka
Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2003 1:56 PM
To: Jabber
Subject: [standards-jig] iq:register required fields

Hi all,

I'd like to start a discussion about 'user account information' in the
jabber world. Currently we have vcard and the information gathered
during
iq:register. I have noticed that some clients ignore 'required'
registration
information (see http://www.jabber.org/protocol/registration.html). One
major reason for this is that they don't query the registration fields
before setting them, so there's no opportunity for knowing what's
required
and what's not.

There also seems like a lot of overlap between vcard and iq:register
forms.

What is the general consensus on things? Is iq:register beyond setting
username and password/hash/sequence basically deprecated behavior?
Should we
drop the registration form information altogether or the REQUIRED
language
in the spec regarding providing this information? Or is this still
something
to be enforced?

It seems valuable to be able to require certain types of data to be
entered
during registration. However, if no one is going to support/implement
it, I
think we should change the specs to align with practice.

Thoughts?

-iain

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