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

Joe Hildebrand hildjj at gmail.com
Thu May 31 14:33:08 UTC 2007

background, for those that didn't get the gist of Ian's question:

The intent is that all of the extended presence bits are related to  
your core identity, not a device.  Although you may have devices in  
different places, your human corporeal body is only ever in one of  
those places.  You've got one combination of moods.  Extended  
presence is independent of device; in fact, it outlives all of your  
device sessions.  Yes, there has to be a client that updates this  
information, but it should be the client that can intuit that it's  
close to you in some interesting way.

We're just talking about making this more clear, no?  I'm fine with  
that, but we might need to do it for all of the extended presence  
XEPs.  Actually, once PEP starts to be more deployed (hopefully later  
this year), I'd like to remove/deprecate the non-PEP parts of XEP-80.

On May 29, 2007, at 10:06 AM, 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 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

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