[Standards-JIG] Phone service discovery

Nolan Eakins sneakin at semanticgap.com
Tue May 9 21:31:56 UTC 2006


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Jean-Louis Seguineau wrote:
> Thanks, this is exactly the point; a user does not care how the call will be
> handled. The user just need to know which JID is providing the voice
> service. It does NOT matter if the service provides a gateway to SIP, PSTN,
> Skype or whatever. It could even be a direct integration with a PBX.

It does matter since the addressing schemes for each is different. For
POTS you're essentially limited to numbers whereas the actual VoIP apps
use user names possibly scoped by a domain. Differentiating could allow
unruly client developers to include a dialing pad or at least a place to
punch in phone numbers.

- - Nolan

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