[Standards] Strictness of disco types

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Thu Mar 6 21:27:12 UTC 2008

Daniel Henninger wrote:
> http://www.xmpp.org/registrar/disco-categories.html#conference
> So there are two types listed.  text and irc.  Are these meant to be
> strict type choices, or suggestions?  Is it theoretically bad to use
> something other than those two choices?

The reasons for some of the service discovery identities are lost in the
mists of time. From the XMPP perspective the "conference/irc" type is
probably better described as "gateway/irc", because IRC simply is a text
conferencing technology. And a text chat room that simultaneously
functions as a MUC room and an interface to an IRC channel should
probably have two identities: "conference/text" and "gateway/irc".

The XMPP Registrar would be happy to update the registrations if
requested. :)


Peter Saint-Andre

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