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

Ian Paterson ian.paterson at clientside.co.uk
Wed May 30 00:45:40 UTC 2007

This new thread was supposed to be independent of the "overloaded 
resource identifiers" debate.

I'm not clear about what the geoloc spec intends. Could someone (e.g., 
one of the geoloc authors) please comment on the post below.


- Ian

Ian Paterson 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 owner of the 
> account (i.e. the user), not the location of any particular resource 
> (i.e. the connection endpoint).
> 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

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