[Standards] NEW: XEP-0224 (Attention)

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Thu Aug 9 20:29:28 UTC 2007

Sergei Golovan wrote:
> On 8/10/07, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at jabber.org> wrote:
>> Sergei Golovan wrote:
>>> This message looks like <iq/> but <iq/> is better because the
>>> recipient may receive result in case of accepted attention or error in
>>> case of ignored one. The ability of getting a response even makes
>>> disco#info queries unnecessary.
>> Yes this seems like an acceptable use of IQ to me, though I don't know
>> if you really need a response to an attention request.
> Yes, I'd like to know if my attention request wasn't ignored by a
> recipient's client.

Fair enough, I have no objections to an IQ approach.

>>> I'd not call a responding on disco#info and disco#items query per
>>> recipient an overkill.
>> In this case it seems like overkill to me -- the client needs to keep
> You're right that in case of attention support it's an overkill. So,
> I'd remove several MUSTs from the XEP. Namely, I don't feel that
> disco#info querying is necessary before alerting and I don't think
> that the advertising must be switched off when it's disabled. 

Agreed. So now we'll wait for the spec author to make those changes if
he agrees, too.


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