[Standards-JIG] XEP-191

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Mon Nov 6 16:11:15 UTC 2006

Kevin Smith wrote:
> With the recent discussion about reliable delivery, I'm somewhat torn
> about blocking. I would feel a lot happier if a blocked user was told
> that their stanza was rejected. <service-unavailable> does this for
> <iq>, for <presence> this is probably unnecessary (apart from maybe
> directed presence), but for messages I'm somewhat reticent to encourage
> stanzas disappearing into a black hole. Is there a convincing reason for
> the messages to be swallowed silently instead of being rejected cleanly?

This is the ancient debate between "polite blocking" (you don't know
that I'm blocking you) and "impolite blocking" (you're a loser so I'm
blocking you). Probably it makes sense for this to be a service-level
policy or a user-configurable setting.


Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation

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