[Standards] Decloaking and Temporary Subscriptions

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Thu Jan 21 15:47:14 UTC 2010

On 1/21/10 8:31 AM, Simon McVittie wrote:
> On Thu, 21 Jan 2010 at 08:03:24 -0700, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>> So let's look at the pros and cons...
> I generally agree with psa's assessment here. One more note:
>> - session-specific presence sharing isn't really a presence
>> subscription, which in XMPP is and has always been a long-lived trust
>> relationship between two entities; overloading that trust relationship
>> seems like a bad idea
> A genuine subscription request, if accepted, gives the requester access to your
> full presence (<show/> and <status/>, not just "available"), and any pubsub
> nodes that have the "normal" PEP access control level (geolocation, etc.).
> None of those were actually necessary for the session they wanted to establish
> with you (e.g. a Jingle call).

I'd be happy to add some of this reasoning to the ProtoXEP.


Peter Saint-Andre

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