[Standards] XEP-0045: roomnick case
mridul at sun.com
Fri Jul 27 03:47:03 UTC 2007
Jack Moffitt wrote:
>> Currently in XEP-0045, roomnicks are case-sensitive. To be precise
>> roomnicks are handled according to the Resourceprep profile of
>> This means that the following roomnicks are all different:
>> Some people have pointed out that this can be confusing to end users.
> Not only this, but it's very easy to "steal" someone's identity when
> they are not there. You just log in with their normal nick.
> At Chesspark we make all public rooms non-anonymous and we always show
> the full jid or (if they are in your roster) the roster nick for that
> person. That way no one is ever confused who is who. So we've
> basically solved this in the client. All this nick stuff stuff is so
> IRCish anyway. It's nice if what you want is an anonymous room, but
> for everything else, it's just a mess IMO.
> After trying several solutions we found that this was least confusing
> to everyone and we have gotten no complaints except for the occasional
> jerk that signs up with a name like st.peter or stpeter_, but there's
> little you can do about that but ban the offenders.
Unless rooms are not anonymous, clients have no way to validate who the
participants are anyway - so it is not really stealing : you dont
register the nick, it is not tied to your jid in any way.
In anonymous rooms you dont know who the participants are - so relying
on nicks to give a hint of the identity would be wrong.
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