[Standards] Generic name attribute for XEP-0147

Daniel Noll daniel at noll.id.au
Mon Jul 9 21:45:43 UTC 2007


On Tuesday 10 July 2007 06:18, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> Daniel Aleksandersen wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > There should be a generic name attribute to all actions.
> >
> > Currently you can only specify a name to the rooster action:
> > xmpp:romeo at montague.net?roster;name=Romeo%20Montague
>
> Does the 'name' translate into XMPP syntax or it merely presented to a
> human user? If the latter, what is the difference between the following?
>
> <a href='xmpp:romeo at montague.net?roster;name=Romeo%20Montague'>addme</a>
>
> <a href='xmpp:romeo at montague.net?roster' title='Add Romeo Montague to
> your buddy list[tm]'>addme</a>

In the former case, the client can determine a default name for the contact 
without implementing a parser for the English language.

Daniel
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