[standards-jig] Discovering alternative routes to users.
ressu at ressukka.net
Sat Jan 17 12:13:30 UTC 2004
It appears that more and more of the jabber users have multiple IM
accounts; MSN, ICQ, AIM.. This leads to problems while discovering
people that use some specific transport.
It would be nice if the clients reported the used accounts somehow. This
would allow clients to discover other peoples accounts on other
messaging systems, to give out to a friend or something alike (you never
know) Ofcourse, the transports could learn to detect other transports in
their own networks and negotiate the jid from the other end. This would
give people the choice of talking throught the proprietary system or
When you think this further the clients could group roster items by
destination if they knew that certain user could be foo at bar.com in
jabber and have foo as AIM account and so on. This would be more
convinient for the user.
Then there is the privacy issue, people might now want to give this
information to other people.
Is there interest in this sort of standard, or should it just be left
alone and let the users manually discover each others addresses?
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