[Standards] pubsub/pep auto-creation

Kevin Smith kevin at kismith.co.uk
Thu Mar 22 10:09:58 UTC 2007

On 22 Mar 2007, at 06:34, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>  it seems to me that clients are just always going to do publish 
> +configure. And that seems a bit excessive to me.

Indeed, they'll always do publish+configure, but this is hugely  
better than the alternative, as Rachel and Remko have said. The  
alternative is that every time you want to publish to a non-default- 
config node, you must check if it exists, potentially create it,  
check the config, potentially change the config, *, publish. Doing it  
that way, you /still/ have the potential for the state to change at  
the point labelled * and your private data ending up being sent to  
the public. And you have to do this /every/ time you publish. This is  
more processing and logic for the server, more processing and logic  
for the client, more bandwidth for the network and more delay for the  
user before their request is processed. Every time.

We need publish+configure.


Kevin Smith
Psi Jabber client developer/project leader (http://psi-im.org/)
Postgraduate Research Student, Computer Science, University Of Exeter

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