[Standards-JIG] XHTML-IM content in presence and IQ?

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Wed Dec 21 23:30:45 UTC 2005

Ian Paterson wrote:
>> We could (1) delete it or (2) change it to something like this:
>> <presence type='unavailable'>
>>    <status>gone for a while</status>
>>    <x xmlns='jabber:x:oob'>
>>      <url>http://www.saint-andre.com/blog/</url>
>>    </x>
>> </presence>
>> IMHO it's including the x:oob data in <status/> that's evil. I don't 
>> have strong objections to including it as a child of <presence/>.
> IMHO if this protocol is not in widespread use then it could be deleted.
> That would simplifiy the JEP and future client implementations.
> Also, examples like this can encourage people to add other payloads to
> presence stanzas (evil unless really necessary). Note, I'm definitely
> not saying we should ban this usage, just that we shouldn't encourage
> it.

OK, I'll accept that argument. :-)


Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation
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