[standards-jig] JEP-0045 (MUC) number of users

Peter Millard me at pgmillard.com
Thu Feb 12 15:50:25 UTC 2004

Ian Paterson wrote:
> Users of public chat services often base their choice of which room to enter
> on the number of users in each room. However it is currently not practical
> for a MUC client to offer this information since JEP-0045 does not allow the
> client to discover the number of users in a room without entering it (and
> there may be a large number of rooms on offer).

It seems that using the jabber:iq:search[1] protocol would allow you to get a
lot more information than you can with disco. It may be that at some point, we
may want to extend disco#info so that you embed more full-featured meta-data
into it, but right now, the protocol does not allow it. The search protocol can
utilize x-data[2] to produce results with any columns that your implementation
wants to send.

[1] http://www.jabber.org/jeps/jep-0055.html
[2] http://www.jabber.org/jeps/jep-0004.html


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