[Standards-JIG] Phone service discovery

Richard Dobson richard at dobson-i.net
Tue May 9 23:30:51 UTC 2006


> 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.

Surely its better to determine stuff like the addressing scheme used by 
a particular proxy/gateway using disco features rather than determining 
that with the type though?

Richard




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