[Standards-JIG] Re: Proposal for a solution to transport rosters

Jacek Konieczny jajcus at bnet.pl
Tue Sep 7 06:30:17 UTC 2004

On Mon, Sep 06, 2004 at 05:01:40PM +0100, Richard Dobson wrote:
> Yes for backwards compatibility and to stop having to accept loads of 
> subscriptions when subscribing to a transport using jabber:x:roster will 
> reduce this into one dialog and one click rather than tens of dialogs

This could be already done without inventing any new protocol. 
Just code your clients in a sane way: when jabber:x:roster message is
received with multiple JIDs show one dialog window to user with whole
list with all contacts initially selected or "Add all" button. That
would be already done if the most popular transports implemented
"jabber:x:roster" instead of that <presence type="subscribed"/> hack.
And that would be enough for the time until "the-right-one" solution is


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