[Standards-JIG] UPDATED: XEP-0157 (Contact Addresses for XMPP Services)

Matthias Wimmer m at tthias.eu
Sat Jan 6 10:10:53 UTC 2007

I don't think, that domain.tld/admin is a good idea for the admin 
address. Many users do not even know the domain.tld address, but having 
to add the "admin" resource does make it even harder to guess this address.
Due to my experience many new Jabber users (often the users that need 
help by the admin most) do not understand other addresses then 
"user at domain.tld". They are often irritated if you give them addresses, 
that don't match this syntax. With "domain.tld" you can tell them, that 
without a userpart it's the server. But it get's harder if you have to 
explain what a resource is in addition at the same time. As well as we 
will get a confusing mixture of addresses for admins in the Jabber 
space. If you look around how many old Jabber servers are still used, 
you will see, that we will not manage to switch the address completely 
to the new one.
Iff using the bare domain for the administrative address is really a 
problem, I think we should better change the admin address to something 
even new users may expect. And the best address we have for that is 
(IMO) xmpp at domain.tld as it matched the server admin's e-mail address.


XMPP Extensions Editor schrieb:
> Version 0.4 of XEP-0157 (Contact Addresses for XMPP Services) has been released.
> Abstract: This document defines a method for specifying contact addresses related to an XMPP service.
> Changelog: Changed XMPP address from domain.tld to domain.tld/admin to prevent overloading. (psa)
> CVS Diff: http://www.jabberstudio.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/cvs/xmpp/extensions/xep-0157.xml?r1=1.5&r2=1.6
> URL: http://www.xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0157.html

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