[Standards] Domain & JID Aliasing
fippo at goodadvice.pages.de
Thu Feb 1 20:48:40 UTC 2007
Rachel Blackman wrote:
>> 3 - Would we want to tickle the subscription management flow to
>> specify a "change address" field? That is, perhaps I'm subscribed to
>> "stpeter at jabber.org" as "cmullins at coversanet.net". It would be nice
>> to send "<change newAddress='chrismullins at coversant.com'/> or a
>> packet to that affect.
> THIS is the one exception. This, if there was a way to do it securely,
> would be WONDERFUL. Not so much as a way to handle aliases as, rather,
> a way to say "This account is outdated, I'm moving addresses." Sort of
> like a postal change-of-address form. There's obviously potential for
> abuse (hijacking of contacts) if it's not implemented properly, but I
> think this is the one bit really worth XEP'ing separately. :)
As I really need this feature...
imo, rfc 3920 contains the appropriate stanza error for this - <gone/>:
<gone/> -- the recipient or server can no longer be contacted at this
address (the error stanza MAY contain a new address in the XML character
data of the <gone/> element); the associated error type SHOULD be
"cancel" or "modify".
When getting this error, the senders server should ask the user if he
wants to send a subscription request to the new address (faking a
[mutual] subscription request from the new address).
There is some effort involved for all your friends but they MUST know
that you've changed your JID.
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