[Standards-JIG] JEP 60 - 8.2.5 Modifing Entity Affiliations

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Fri May 20 21:59:24 UTC 2005

On Tue, Apr 26, 2005 at 02:15:48PM +0200, Ralph Meijer wrote:

> Personally, I really dislike how affiliations and subscriptions are mixed. It
> yields horrible code. I'd rather have <affiliations/> and <entities/> deal with
> just affiliations, while discarding the subid and subscription attributes of
> the <entry/> elements.
> Then, we need to add both {http://jabber.org/protocol/pubsub}subscriptions (for
> the entity use case: retrieving my own subscriptions to any node) and
> {http://jabber.org/protocol/pubsub#owner}subscriptions (for the owner use case:
> retrieving all subscriptions to a node).
> They would deal with <subscription/> elements (in the same namespace as their
> parent) that are similar to the existing <entity/> elements, but now lacking
> the affiliation attribute. Subscribing to nodes would also return
> <subscription/> elements instead of <entity/>.

Yes, we talked about that last December or so in a Council meeting or
two. I'd like to see the idea written out in more detail. It is a fairly
big change, but I think it would really clarify things.


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