[Standards-JIG] Re: Client Capabilities (rant)

Remko Troncon remko at psi-im.org
Fri Dec 2 23:34:51 UTC 2005

On 03 Dec 2005, at 0:16, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:

> Absolutely not necessary to send version requests. One of the main  
> purposes of JEP-0115 was to forestall the need for the old version  
> flood.

I was wondering about this. Most clients do the version iq to  
determine what icon to show for an avatarless contact, or to provide  
information on what client a contact is using. Caps doesn't really  
help with this, as all caps does is provide a way to determine  
disco#info features without querying and without knowing what client  
the other side is using (except for an abstract client version string  
which has no mapping to a real client string). So unless clients stop  
providing that information for every contact automatically, the iq  
flood will stay i'm affraid :-(


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