[standards-jig] pubsub usability for avatars and similar stuff
alexey at sevcom.net
Fri Jul 18 20:14:02 UTC 2003
On Fri, 18 Jul 2003 08:30:49 -0600, you said:
PM> Jacek Konieczny wrote:
>> Hello, I think some kind of disco request to the server, which would return
>> base of user-writable nodes, should be used.
PM> I can appreciate the desire for this, but I would think that the
PM> "instant-node" concept presented in the JEP (see Example 6) would
PM> typically be used by clients if they just need a node to store stuff
PM> into. This allows a client to just discover the service, then create a
PM> node, and start publishing to it. The pubsub server will automatically
PM> create a node-id using it's own hierarchy, or an un-used opaque string.
Suppose user create avatar using instant node, and it now stored under
"generic/31415926535897932", then he close current client, and run another
one. How second client will know that avatar already created? Via private
storage? Then we need standard about this.
But I think that solution with returning of user-writable node is simpler and
more clean. With it we will have more informative node names (like
"home/server/user/avatar" instead of "generic/2718281828459045").
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