[Standards] Re: Question about MUC invites

Ian Paterson ian.paterson at clientside.co.uk
Fri May 25 17:36:08 UTC 2007

Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> Alex Mauer wrote:
>> Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>>> Grégoire Menuel wrote:
>>>> This cause problems when the invitee declines this invitation. He will
>>>> send back a <decline/> with the to set to the bare JID.
>> Is it really necessary to send back a decline at all?
> Hmm. Probably not.
> Do people use this feature? Is it valuable? I'm not even sure why we 
> included it in the first place...

We've implemented it, and I think it's very useful. Without a decline 
message, the invitor would not know immediately that the invitee will 
not be entering. Ignorant of the decline, the invitor will typically 
wait around unnecessarily (perhaps for several minutes) to see whether 
the invitee is going to enter or not (the invitee might have stepped 
away from her computer).

- Ian

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