[standards-jig] NEW: Vacation Messages (JEP-0109)

Matt Tucker matt at jivesoftware.com
Tue Jul 29 12:52:57 UTC 2003


A user being on vacation seems fundamentally related to presence. If the 
JEP was changed to express the fact the user was on vacation through 
presence, that allows a potentially much richer set of functionality. 
For example, when you get just a vacation message back from the server 
as a reply, that relies on a human to parse the message and understand 
that the person is on vacation. If vacation was expressed through 
presence that could potentially let us programatically know that the 
person is on vacation and then show a palm tree next to their name in 
the roster, trigger some action, etc, etc.

Unfortunately, I don't have any specific ideas on how you could express 
being on vacation through presence. :( However, the current JEP seems 
like it needs some sort of changes. It really feels more like a feature 
that a particular server might implement rather than a full protocol 
that should go through the standardization process.


> Rob Norris has submitted a JEP for handling vacation messages. He
> actually submitted this right before OSCON, but I got kinda busy there
> for a while -- sorry for the delay!
> http://www.jabber.org/jeps/jep-0109.html
> Peter

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