[Standards-JIG] pubsub: transient+notification

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Tue Feb 14 21:32:27 UTC 2006


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JEP-0060 lists as one of the possible node types "transient +
notification" -- i.e., the node sends out no payloads but instead sends
out only notification with no ItemIDs. The use case for this is quite
unclear to me, since subscribers would get things like this:

<message from='pubsub.shakespeare.lit' to='francisco at denmark.lit'>
  <event xmlns='http://jabber.org/protocol/pubsub#event'/>
</message>

To me, that's the equivalent of telling the subscriber "hey, something
happened, but I can't tell you what it is nor can I give you a way to
find out what it is, since there's no payload or item associated with
this event". Which strikes me as pretty useless.

Am I missing something?

Peter

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

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