[standards-jig] Re: [JDEV] disco category for clients

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Thu Sep 11 23:13:30 UTC 2003

Today linuxwolf poked me about "bot" as a client type. I suppose we 
might want that one, too.


On Thu, Sep 11, 2003 at 09:40:39AM -0500, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 10, 2003 at 11:36:41PM -0700, Ragavan S wrote:
> > 
> > Hi Peter,
> > 
> > >In my role as Jabber Registrar, I plan to add a disco category for
> > >clients (with the types listed above) sometime in the next week. If you
> > >have a strong interest in this topic or disagree with the client types
> > >listed above, please let me know in the next few days.
> > 
> > What is the motivation behind coming up with this disco category? What 
> > problems are we planning on solving with this category? I think outlining 
> > the answers to these questions will help us refine the different types of 
> > clients we want to list in this disco category.
> > 
> > Also, would this affect JEP 115, and if so, how?
> Right now, if I send a disco request to your client, it can't reply 
> with *any* category/type information because none is defined. So that
> needs to be fixed. What is the best way to identify clients as types?
> Seems to me that it has something to do with capabilities at a high
> level (not specific namespaces etc., since that is covered by disco
> feature vars). Most people I've talked to have made broad distinctions
> between full desktop/laptop clients, minimal phone clients, handheld
> clients which may be somewhere in between, and web clients. Are these
> the best and most useful distinctions? Perhaps not. But they appear to
> capture about 80% of the client types out there.
> This attempt at a rough categorization is different from the problem
> being addressed by JEP-0115, which is about version advertisement if you
> will, rather than categorization of client types.
> Peter
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