[Standards] Labeling Roster Items

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Tue Apr 1 22:59:39 UTC 2008

Michal 'vorner' Vaner wrote:
> Hello
> On Sun, Mar 30, 2008 at 08:53:54PM -0700, anders conbere wrote:
>> On Sun, Mar 30, 2008 at 8:13 PM, Justin Karneges
>> <justin-keyword-jabber.093179 at affinix.com> wrote:
>>> On Sunday 30 March 2008 7:34 pm, anders conbere wrote:
>>>  > However in XMPP our roster grouping are still relegated to binning or
>>>  > boxing (an item in a group exists in one and only one group).
>>>  Actually, in XMPP a contact may be in multiple groups.  In fact, the grouping
>>>  is more like "tagging" than any sort of binning, since there is no group
>>>  hierarchy stored in the roster (a group cannot exist without a contact in it,
>>>  much like a "tag" can often not exist without at least one thing tagged).
>> Hmm so this problem is by and large in how Groups are implemented in the wild?
>> That in and of itself might seem to be reason at least to create a new
>> semantic grouping. Right now I'm struggling to find an number of
>> clients that let me keep  users in multiple groups, or at least give
>> me ui to group in a tagging like behavior.
> Most clients show them in multiple groups, if they are already in the
> roster. However, many of them have just switch, in which group a contact
> is.

Right. If your client doesn't do that, use a better client or file a bug
report. :)


Peter Saint-Andre

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