[Standards-JIG] Re: Client Capabilities (rant)

Remko Troncon remko at psi-im.org
Mon Nov 21 22:45:34 UTC 2005


> Instead, try _always_ doing this:
> <iq type='get' to='randomuser1 at capulet.com/resource'>
>   <query xmlns='http://jabber.org/protocol/disco#info'/>
> </iq>
> ...and take note of the corresponding node+ver+ext CAPS combination, so
> you can reuse the result.

This gives you a lot more traffic with modular clients. The whole point of
ext is to be able to have many combinations of optional features in a client,
without increasing the traffic much. In practice, if you have many extensions,
you will almost never have the same node+ver+ext combinations, so you will
get a lot of overhead if you don't query them separately.

cheers,
Remko



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