[Standards] Entity Capabilities Woes

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Thu Mar 15 15:27:35 UTC 2007

Remko Tronçon wrote:

>> to find the features instead.  Similarly, I've seen people disagree
>> on when/how-often to send the caps field embedded in a message (I
>> send it on the first message to a given contact, and then never
>> again), and so on.
> It should probably move to chat session negotiation. Nevertheless, we
> don't really do caps in messages (although it would be trivial to
> add), but I would expect that when a client implements it, it would
> automatically work if you send it only once per session (unless the
> client goes through the trouble of clearing it after every message,
> which is actually more work). But you're right, it might need clearing
> up.

I still think that the best practice for a chat session with someone 
you've never talked with before is to send directed presence (or do that 
only if you agree to do so via XEP-0155), then you can include the caps 
information in presence.


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