[Standards] mobile strengths and weaknesses

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Tue Mar 25 23:05:40 UTC 2008

Fabio Forno wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 10:08 PM, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:
>>  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).
> Indeed suspend is not difficult, it's just one more "command" to be
> added to stanza acknowledgments (or an attribute to the existing <r/>
> or <a/>), simply telling the server to suspend the connection (timings
> can be negotiated at session level, such as we already do in BOSH with
> a careful setting of "wait" and "inactivity" attributes).

Yes I will add that to XEP-0198.

> Hush is the one that is difficult, since it is a sort of dynamic
> privacy list in which we set which messages can be considered
> important and at with which importance. Hush moreover has a meaning
> both when connected (e.g. I'd like to delay some messages for
> optimizing compression) and when disconnected (which messages can
> start a new connection?), and for this reason I think it fits a
> completely different XEP and we can wait for it...

I wonder if hush is really just a special privacy list, but I haven't
had time to work out if that's true.


Peter Saint-Andre

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