[Standards] mobile strengths and weaknesses

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Tue Mar 25 21:08:03 UTC 2008

Fabio Forno wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 9:28 PM, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:
>>  So do you think that we need to define a generic session pause feature,
>>  or is it handled well enough already in BOSH?
> We need it, at least for discriminating between these two cases:
> - the client unadvertitely loses the connection and we don't know
> whether and when it will become available
> - the client itself suspends the connection and tells the CM something
> like: I will reconnect within 15', don't bother me with new messages,
> unless there is something coming from the contacts in the urgent list;
> and if I don't connect within 60' consider this session lost
> Still don't know how to exactly handle these case at server side,
> since we haven't enough use cases yet, but I'm sure that we must be
> able to distinguish between "connection errors" and voluntary
> suspends.

Yes that makes sense. But it sounds as if we don't yet know enough to
define session hush and session pause very well. Perhaps we need to talk
with more people who care about this kind of feature (as I did recently
at the eComm conference).


Peter Saint-Andre

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