[Standards] geoloc: PEP=user, <iq>=resource

Adam Nemeth aadaam at gmail.com
Tue May 29 16:51:37 UTC 2007

I still think Geoloc is meaningless:
	1) I don't want to fill in a form, since "office" means just what I
want to mean (see Dave's scenario)
	2) A desktop computer usually does not have a GPS
	3) A mobile client could be used even inside a house, when location
is the same, resource is different....

But these are just my opinions, from a multiple (social site / webmail
+ car + mobile + desktop + laptop + anything) resource point of view.

Probably <identity> could be a good one, but I don't know where they are.

Still, geoloc isn't equivalent for any resource information - it's
just a kind of eventing for mobile clients, and a vcard-like constant
thing for desktop computers.

On 5/29/07, Ian Paterson <ian.paterson at clientside.co.uk> wrote:
> Different online resources might be in different locations. (For example
> if I leave my computer switched on at home while I'm at work.) However
> the geoloc PEP protocol (see Section 4.1 of XEP-0080) does not allow the
> publisher to specify which resource the location corresponds to.
> IMHO XEP-0080 should therefore mention that when geoloc is published via
> PEP then it SHOULD refer to the location of the user, not of any
> particular resource.
> The XEP might also want to specify that the  geoloc <iq/> response
> SHOULD refer to the resource - not necessarily to the user.
> What do people think?
> - Ian

Aadaam <aadaam at gmail.com>

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