[Standards] DEFERRED: XEP-0209 (Metacontacts)

Pedro Melo melo at simplicidade.org
Fri Jan 23 13:02:54 UTC 2009

On Jan 23, 2009, at 12:35 PM, Jiří Zárevúcký wrote:
> 2009/1/23 Pedro Melo <melo at simplicidade.org>:
>> 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.
> That would be just another way of storing data. If some servers don't
> support classic XML storage, how soon would they support this?

Sure. The problem is there no matter what you choose: PIP, Private  
Storage, those things are not guaranteed right now.

I was just making a point that we already have a roster with a per  
contact API to change it. We could extend it.

That's all I'm saying. But I expect that PIP will probably be a better  

Best regards,
Pedro Melo
Blog: http://www.simplicidade.org/notes/
XMPP ID: melo at simplicidade.org

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