[Standards-JIG] RE: Timed presence events

Jean-Louis Seguineau jean-louis.seguineau at laposte.net
Tue Mar 8 13:35:30 UTC 2005

Hi Ralph

The subject of the thread is certainly misleading. Probably because people
tend to categorize this kind of information under 'extended presence' ;). 

Looking back at the JEPs, there is a number of well thought generic
'extended presence' features available already (JEP-107, JEP-108, JEP-112)
The only missing part is being able to associate this information with time
(start, stop or duration) I believe this would make the protocol extremely
flexible, and allow many interesting combinations.


-----Original Message-----
On Tue, Mar 08, 2005 at 11:28:29AM +0100, Jean-Louis Seguineau wrote:
> [..]
> My question was more targeted at the protocol level. There are other
> contexts where having a way to indicate the time boundary of a status, or
> activity, are precious. And this information may be applied to other
> application than just the interactive IM.
> As an additional example, we have a way of expressing a user's activity.
> certain circumstances, we may want to add time related information:
> <activity xmlns='http://jabber.org/protocol/activity'>
>   <relaxing>
>     <partying/>
>     <valid xmlns='http://jabber.org/protocol/something'
>        from='2002-09-10T20:41:07' 
>        to='2002-09-10T23:41:07'/> 
>   </relaxing>
>   <text xml:lang='en'>My nurse's birthday!</text>
> </activity>

Right, for a few Extended Presence features, this would be very useful. I
will discuss with stpeter, how to best go about it, but your example is
good candidate.

I don't believe we should want this for normal availability (using
<presence/>). You availability should be set by the client, not
at some time in the future. If I am not there, I am not there.



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