[Standards] Proposed XMPP Extension: Stanza Repeaters

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Mon Mar 17 19:09:36 UTC 2008


Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>> XMPP Extensions Editor wrote:
>>> The XMPP Extensions Editor has received a proposal for a new XEP.
>>>
>>> Title: Stanza Repeaters
>>>
>>> Abstract: This specification defines an XMPP extension that enables
>>> optimization of interdomain traffic that is intended for delivery to
>>> multiple recipients, using the concept of a stanza repeater.
>>>
>>> URL: http://www.xmpp.org/extensions/inbox/repeaters.html
>> This is the spec that emerged from discussions about how to fix XEP-0033
>> (or not). Feedback is welcome. :)
> 
> I chatted about this with Ralph Meijer via IM. He pointed out that a
> repeater is (conceptually) a minimal pubsub node that doesn't allow you
> to subscribe and that sends out stanzas on the other end, not pubsub
> notification messages. He wasn't necessarily suggesting that we define
> repeaters as pubsub nodes, just pointing out the strong similarities.

However, to enable code re-use between pubsub services and repeater
services, we might want to specify that repeater JIDs are of the
following form:

   repeater.example.com/foo

See Section 4.6.1 of XEP-0060:

http://www.xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0060.html#addressing-jid

/psa


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