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

Joe Hildebrand JHildebrand at jabber.com
Sat Sep 13 18:44:09 UTC 2003

The identity information is something that needs to be in the disco#info
that gets cached and associated with clienturi#version from 115.

Joe Hildebrand


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Saint-Andre [mailto:stpeter at jabber.org] 
> Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2003 8:41 AM
> To: standards-jig at jabber.org
> Subject: Re: [standards-jig] Re: [JDEV] disco category for clients
> 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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