[Standards] unavailable presence from bare JID

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Mon Jun 1 21:39:26 UTC 2009

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On 4/9/09 11:51 AM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> On 4/9/09 11:47 AM, Justin Karneges wrote:
>> On Thursday 09 April 2009 10:26:10 Mridul Muralidharan wrote:
>>> I was trying to understand how current components and clients behave ...
>>> particularly since psi and others would have already faced and worked
>>> around/solved this issue.
>> Psi doesn't try to detect the type of contact to know if presence without a 
>> resource could happen.  I'm willing to be no client does that, actually..
>> Besides, a transport contact could actually send a resource, and probably some 
>> of them do.  I don't think it's fair to assume a transport would always send 
>> presence without a resource.  So, a client has to be prepared to accept both.  
>> I don't see much point in having special handling depending on contact type.
>> I agree with Robin, that the RFC should at least clarify what it means to have 
>> presence from no resource.  Probably it should just be treated as a resource 
>> of 0-length, that does not overshadow other resources from the same bare jid.  
>> I think this would describe current practice.  
> +1

Done in my working copy.


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