[Standards] Labeling Roster Items

Michal 'vorner' Vaner vorner at ucw.cz
Mon Mar 31 08:31:44 UTC 2008


On Sun, Mar 30, 2008 at 08:53:54PM -0700, anders conbere wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 30, 2008 at 8:13 PM, Justin Karneges
> <justin-keyword-jabber.093179 at affinix.com> wrote:
> > On Sunday 30 March 2008 7:34 pm, anders conbere wrote:
> >  > However in XMPP our roster grouping are still relegated to binning or
> >  > boxing (an item in a group exists in one and only one group).
> >
> >  Actually, in XMPP a contact may be in multiple groups.  In fact, the grouping
> >  is more like "tagging" than any sort of binning, since there is no group
> >  hierarchy stored in the roster (a group cannot exist without a contact in it,
> >  much like a "tag" can often not exist without at least one thing tagged).
> Hmm so this problem is by and large in how Groups are implemented in the wild?
> That in and of itself might seem to be reason at least to create a new
> semantic grouping. Right now I'm struggling to find an number of
> clients that let me keep  users in multiple groups, or at least give
> me ui to group in a tagging like behavior.

Most clients show them in multiple groups, if they are already in the
roster. However, many of them have just switch, in which group a contact

Gajim (for example) has UI allowing you to put contact in many groups.

I've already told you more than I know.

Michal 'vorner' Vaner
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