[Standards] [Fwd: [Council] meeting minutes, 2007-05-16]

Ian Paterson ian.paterson at clientside.co.uk
Sat May 19 22:05:51 UTC 2007

Justin Karneges wrote:
> On Saturday 19 May 2007 2:51 am, Ian Paterson wrote:
>> Justin Karneges wrote:
>>> What I'd like to see are servers that will reject inbound iq packets if the other entity does not have your presence.  This would only apply if the inbound iq packet is targetting a typical IM account.  Wouldn't this solve a ton of privacy problems?
>> IMHO, this would be an unnecessary (assuming we recommend random
>> resource IDs) and significant change to the RFC. [And, as Rachel pointed
>> out, it would create other problems that clients would have to solve
>> (with directed presence?) in order to enable communications between
>> non-presence-subscribers.]
> I don't know if this needs to be a change to the RFC.  It could simply be a 
> server feature.

Such a server feature could not conform to RFC 3921. Section 11.1 states:
"1. If the JID is of the form <user at domain/resource> and an available 
resource matches the full JID, the recipient's server MUST deliver the 
stanza to that resource."

- Ian

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