[Standards-JIG] proto-JEP: Flagging the Primary Resource

Robert Mibus mibus at internode.on.net
Fri Sep 30 00:45:23 UTC 2005

This may be a daft though from someone who doesn't really know a lot of
low-level XMPP specifics, but why can't you just say that a server can
artificially inflate a presence packet's priority?

eg. Client 1 & 2 sign in, both with a priority of 0. The server
determines (by whatever means) that client 1 is "primary". It then sends
a presence stanza for client 1 with a priority of "127" (despite client
1 asking for a priority of 0).

That would save on the extra XML, as well as not require a whole new

-- mibus

On Fri, 2005-09-30 at 00:46 +0100, Ian Paterson wrote:
> I'm convinced about the need for the 'primary' XML now. (Because I
> finally realised that clients can't be expected to query everyone else's
> servers to see if they support the convention I suggested.)
> Thanks for the explanations.
> > This does not always require two pushes. See business rule 7:
> Sorry I missed that, thanks for pointing that out.
> - Ian
Robert Mibus <mibus at mibus.org>
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