[Standards] DEFERRED: XEP-0209 (Metacontacts)

Jiří Zárevúcký zarevucky.jiri at gmail.com
Fri Jan 23 12:35:04 UTC 2009

2009/1/23 Pedro Melo <melo at simplicidade.org>:
> Hi,
> On Jan 22, 2009, at 9:27 PM, Jiří Zárevúcký wrote:
>> 2009/1/22 Matthew Wild <mwild1 at gmail.com>:
>>> I must say I'm inclined to agree with Olivier. Perhaps we are solving
>>> the problem from the wrong angle? Specifically, perhaps we can solve
>>> the need for users to append "(Home)", "(Work)", "(ICQ)" and "(MSN)"?
>>> I'm not going to object to this XEP, I just can't help wondering if
>>> the same could be achieved in a simpler way.
>>> Matthew.
>> Custom contact tagging? I smell a new XEP... :D
> Really, if this is something that is going to be discussed, then you should
> just allow for extra XML namespaces under each <item> in the roster. That,
> with the incremental roster XEPs discussed (resulted in XEP-0237, Data
> Sequencing) is probably the best answer for anything contact related.
> Best regards,
> --
> Pedro Melo
> Blog: http://www.simplicidade.org/notes/
> XMPP ID: melo at simplicidade.org
> Use XMPP!

That would be just another way of storing data. If some servers don't
support classic XML storage, how soon would they support this?

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