[Standards-JIG] PEP: specifying roster groups

Matthew A. Miller linuxwolf at outer-planes.net
Sun Feb 19 21:35:49 UTC 2006

+1 on data forms...

Ralph Meijer wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 14, 2006 at 02:39:14PM -0700, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
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>> If a pubsub client requests an access model of 'roster' then it needs to
>> specify the roster groups that are allowed to subscribe and retrieve
>> items. In x:data node configuration that would be specified using the
>> "pubsub#roster_groups_allowed" option, but for PEP we don't want to
>> force the clients to support x:data configuration forms (or at least I
>> think we don't, perhaps that is a questionable assumption). Therefore I
>> changed the pubsub schema to allow the following:
>> <iq type='set' id='create-roster-1'>
>>   <pubsub xmlns='http://jabber.org/protocol/pubsub'>
>>     <create node='http://jabber.org/protocol/geoloc'/>
>>     <configure access='roster'>
>>       <group>Friends</group>
>>     </configure>
>>   </pubsub>
>> </iq>
>> Objections?
> Well, I'm seeing that we are bending backwards to avoid using JEP-0004
> forms here (and elsewhere). As I expect any client that will implement
> PEP to also have support for forms and I'm not sure if adding more and
> more elements and attributes to avoid forms is the best approach.
> A lot of the issues raised on this list about PEP may be instantly
> solved by just using forms. What /would/ be useful is to have a simple
> set of used node and/or subscription configuration options that are to
> be used in the PEP case.

-  LW

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