"presenceability" (was Re: [Standards-JIG] PubSub leased subscriptions)

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Thu Feb 2 19:18:07 UTC 2006


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Nolan Eakins wrote:

> This isn't really an answer to Jean-Louis's question, but are pub/sub
> nodes presencable? Yeah, I made up a word :-) so I'll define it, do
> nodes send presence stanzas? Such that when I send a presence to a
> pub/sub service, I get a presence stanza with my subscriptions? That
> might kill a couple birds with one stanza.

No.

Presence is sent by entities that are JID addressable, but pubsub nodes
are not necessarily JID-addressable. That is, we don't have a protocol
for doing this:

<presence from='pubsub.shakespeare.lit'>
  <foo node='blogs/princely_musings'/>
</presence>

Peter

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Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation
http://www.jabber.org/people/stpeter.shtml

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