[Standards] pubsub/pep auto-creation

Mridul Mridul.Muralidharan at Sun.COM
Thu Mar 22 11:01:29 UTC 2007

Kevin Smith wrote:
> 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.

I dont understand the private data becoming public part - that is going
to happen whether you do publish + configure , or the alternative when
there are two different clients going to change configuration on the node.


> We need publish+configure.
> /K
> --Kevin Smith
> Psi Jabber client developer/project leader (http://psi-im.org/)
> Postgraduate Research Student, Computer Science, University Of Exeter

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