[Standards] auto-discovery of pubsub nodes

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Wed Mar 5 17:53:41 UTC 2008

Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>> 6.5 Web integration / HTTP / SSO / OAuth / OpenID
>> - not a great deal of interest, it seems
>> - but there is interest in the HTTP world
>> - XMPP as a window onto web-based services
>> - great source of content / eventing for XMPP-based services
>> - need way to put OpenID in XMPP user profile (XEP-0154)
>> - list JID at OpenID provider page
>> - <link type='???' href='xmpp:myjid at domain.tld'/>
>> - use XMPP to federate HTTP silos
> One of the items we talked about was auto-discovery of pubsub nodes
> associated with a resource such as a web page. For instance, let's say
> that from my blog <https://stpeter.im/> I also push out an Atom feed via
> a PEP node at my JID <xmpp:stpeter at jabber.org> (yes, PEP nodes are
> coming soon once we upgrade to ejabberd 2.0.0 at the jabber.org IM
> service, but who is writing the WordPress plugin for this feature? ;-).
> Ralph Meijer suggested that at my blog I would include something like
> the following in the document <head>...
> <link rel='alternate'
>       type='xxxx'
>       href='xmpp:stpeter at jabber.org'/>
> The question is, what should the "type" be? The value is merely advisory
> but is supposed to be a MIME type. However, there is no MIME type for
> XMPP, although we once thought about defining one:
> http://www.xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0081.html
> The MIME type we envisioned defining was "application/jabber+xml"
> (similar to "application/atom+xml" for the Atom protocol). Does it make
> sense to pursue this approach again, or at least to define a MIME type
> for XMPP? If so, at this point I'm sure we would change it to
> "application/xmpp+xml".

Erk, I forgot that application/xmpp+xml is defined in RFC 3923. So we'd
need to stick with application/jabber+xml. Plus I think we might want to
define a default (or only?) action of performing service discovery on
the item...


Peter Saint-Andre

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