[Standards-JIG] PubSub Node Metadata Discovery

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Mon May 23 17:20:05 UTC 2005


On Wed, Apr 13, 2005 at 11:36:51PM -0700, Chris Mullins wrote:
> When a node response to a Disco Item request, it fills out the "
> pubsub#meta-data" form type. 
> 
> One of these fields is, "pubsub#publisher" which is supposed to return
> the list of JID's that can publish to the node. ("The JIDs of those who
> may publish to this node")
> 
> For the Publication Model of "Publishers" this is easy - all the users
> with a Publisher Affiliation are returned.
> 
> For the Publication Model of "Subscribers" this is not so easy - there
> may be a great many subscribers, and, morever, the subscriber list may
> not be intended to be publically available. So should the entire
> subscribers list be returns for nodes in this state?
> 
> For the Publication Model of "Open" this field is complete nonsense. 

Indeed.

> Should this field only be filled out with Publisher affiliations? 

That seems reasonable.

/psa




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