[Standards] Re: XEP-0073: Question about service discovery

Robin Redeker elmex at x-paste.de
Thu Feb 8 17:57:25 UTC 2007

On Thu, Feb 08, 2007 at 06:39:16PM +0100, Remko Tronçon wrote:
> >Yay, then I will simply send a request for the OS to each of my contacts
> >when I or the contact logs in! And back is the flooding :-)
> Do you *really* need that information available for *every* contact at
> *all* times in your client? I hardly see the use. The best thing i can
> come up with is show a default avatar with the client logo for every
> contact, but this can be done using the capabilities information.

I guess it is not neccessary. I'm just concerned about the unnecessary
traffic that current clients produce.

> Anyway, adding hashes to presence is something we stopped doing,
> because the presence packet size keeps on building up, even for
> clients that are not even interested in this information.

I agree completly. The hash stuff was just some random thought :)

> If we really want a way to publish the version specifics of an
> entity to all contacts, we should define a PEP spec for this.

Yep, a PEP spec would propably be reasonable.


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