[Standards-JIG] Re: PEP and Pubsub Questions
stpeter at jabber.org
Mon Apr 17 17:15:10 UTC 2006
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Alexander Gnauck wrote:
>> See above, I'm not a big fan of batch deletion. I'd prefer to make that
>> operation atomic. We don't allow batch publishing, why allow batch
>> deletion? I've provisionally changed the scheme to reflect that.
> i think publishing and deletion are 2 totally different things. Compare
> it with Email. I think the most people delete old email periodically. So
> what they do is go thru all emails, mark them all and delete them all at
> the same time. Which is a batch process for me. Same with NNTP, if a
> newsserver keeps the messages for e.g 6 month, then it will delete old
> messages in a batch process.
> And why not send all the event notifications in one message stanza? This
> will save lots of bandwidth.
BTW, I added an implementation note about batch processing here:
I've relaxed my stance on batch processing -- sometimes it is a good
thing, but I think that "client" developers (note: these might not be IM
clients at all!) need to be aware of the potential problems with it
(e.g., "last published item" is meaningless if you batch publish).
Jabber Software Foundation
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