[Standards] XEP-0073: Question about service discovery

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Wed Feb 7 18:33:02 UTC 2007

Rachel Blackman wrote:
>>> And what about XEP-0073? It does not require XEP-0115 for the basic
>>> protocol suite. So a client implementing only the basic protocol suite
>>> will cause lots of flooding (he doesn't know how and what to cache
>>> and so sends disco#info and jabber:iq:* requests to anyone).
>> So we'll add XEP-0115 to XEP-0073. :P
>>> And about jabber:iq:version: Looks like clients will still flood them
>>> if they want to display the OS the contact is using.
>> Why is the OS any of your business?
> Why did we offer it in jabber:iq:version to begin with?

I can't remember, iq:version goes back to before I joined the project. :)

If people really want OS information, I'd rather add it as an optional 
attribute in entity capabilities than keep doing iq:version floods.


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