[Standards] Proposed XMPP Extension: Stanza Repeaters

Joe Hildebrand hildjj at gmail.com
Mon Mar 17 18:14:38 UTC 2008

On Mar 17, 2008, at 11:38 AM, Andrew Plotkin wrote:

> What happens if you tell a repeater to broadcast an <iq>?
> The naive outcome is that all the recipients send you an
> <iq type='result'> directly, each with an ID that you've never heard  
> of. That will mess with most client libraries -- at least, the ones  
> I've seen; they expect IQ-results only to IQ-set or get, with  
> matching IDs.
> Conservative proposal: declare that you can only broadcast message  
> or presence.

Good point.  Perhaps just a warning that you'll get multiple responses  
back, so you SHOULD NOT send IQs through the repeater unless you are  
willing to deal with iq responses to requests you didn't send.

Joe Hildebrand

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