[Standards-JIG] Re: JEP-0060 (pubsub) node configuration

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Tue Jan 18 21:17:38 UTC 2005

In article <20050103193235.GA76996 at localhost>,
 Ralph Meijer <jabber.org at ralphm.ik.nu> wrote:

> I would suspect that leaf nodes and collection nodes might have different
> configuration options. It seems to me that there is no way to ask for the
> default configuration of a certain type.

What about passing the node type in with the configuration request? 

That might feel a bit hackish, but it seems reasonable given that the 
configuration options might differ quite a bit depending on the type of 
node you're requesting.

Something like this?

<iq type="get"
    from="pgm at jabber.org"
  <pubsub xmlns="http://jabber.org/protocol/pubsub#owner">
    <configure node="generic/pgm-mp3-player"

So the difference between, say, <configure type="collection"> and 
<configure type="leaf"> would be sort of like the difference between 
"mkdir" and "touch" in Unix. If the 'type' attribute is not specified, 
it would default to "leaf".
> Another point that came to mind was that there might be configuration options
> that would only make sense on node creation time, like the choice for having
> a leaf or collection node. Could an implementation choose to send a different
> config form after node creation?

Sure, why not? We do that in MUC, so it seems reasonable to do it in 
pubsub, too.


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