[Standards] Getting pending subscription requests

Brett Zamir brettz9 at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 2 21:57:36 UTC 2008

In http://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0060.html#owner-subreq-pernode , a 
per-node request (of pending subscriptions) is to be made using Ad-hoc 
Commands. The Openfire implementation returns a <command/> child and 
looking at the Ad-hoc Commands spec, 
http://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0050.html#execute-multiple , under 
example 15, it looks like
this is indeed the correct behavior. In the Pubsub spec, however, the 
success result (example 169) is an empty <iq/> (no <command/> child).

Should the Pubsub spec be corrected or should the Ad-hoc Command spec 
make clear that an iq response can be completely empty?

Also the wording in Pubsub seems a little unclear: "the owner then MAY 
request pending subscription approval requests". I think it would be 
more clear that there is to be an actual change of state, if the word 
"submit" is used in place of the first "request". Also the example's 
title is similarly confusing: "Owner requests all pending subscription 
requests for a node", since it seems to me that this section is talking 
about approving the subscriptions.

And lastly, any responses on my previous emails?


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