[Standards-JIG] Problem implementing XEP-0191 / Mapping XEP-0191 on XEP-0016

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Sat Jan 6 03:37:10 UTC 2007

Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> Matthias Wimmer wrote:
>> I still think that blocklists should modify the default list, which is
>> the list, that is active as long as the client does not select another
>> privacy list for the session.
> Ah, I see your reasoning for that. So if the user's server maps 
> blocklist changes to the default privacy list, it seems that the 
> following rules apply:
> 1. If all of a user's clients always use simple communications blocking, 
> then the default privacy list will be equivalent to the blocklist and 
> the default privacy list will be a kind of "virtual list" (in the sense 
> that it is never modified directly by any of the clients).
> 2. If one of a user's clients uses privacy lists instead of blocklists 
> and modifies the default privacy list by removing a blocked JID or 
> blocking a new JID, then that change will be reflected in the blocklist.
> 3. If one of a user's clients uses privacy lists and does anything but 
> block or unblock a JID, then that change will not be reflected in the 
> blocklist (since blocklists can't handle anything except blocked or 
> unblocked JIDs).
> 4. If one of a user's clients removes the default privacy list and 
> substitutes a new list for the old list, the blocked JIDs in the new 
> default privacy list (if any) will become the new blocklist.
> Anything else?

5. If a client makes active something other than the default privacy 
list, the user may receive communications from contacts who are blocked 
in the default list.

Not so good, so be careful. :-)


Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation

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