[Standards] DEFERRED: XEP-0209 (Metacontacts)

Jiří Zárevúcký zarevucky.jiri at gmail.com
Fri Jan 23 12:38:29 UTC 2009

> In the Mac version (Leapfrog), we implemented XEP-0209 and used it
> internally (friendly customers and those brace enough to use the nightly
> builds) but we rolled to the code back to the simpler version.
> At the time, delays to retrieve the private storage items would cause
> temporary mis-aggregation of contacts, who look like "bugs" or erratic
> behavior. Also, the size of the iq set for each simple change to a
> meta-contact is also a negative aspect of the protocol as it stands.

You could retrieve metacontact information before the roster itself,
couldn't you? Or just cache last known state of metacontacts.

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