[Standards] [REQ] Offline Status Messages for XMPP

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Mon Nov 15 21:28:09 UTC 2010

On Mon Nov 15 21:21:30 2010, cxzadw fsdfzxca wrote:
> So what i understand its defined in XMPP standard, but developers of
> the servers applications disable/don't implement this feature ?
Some disable, for reasons of privacy or scalability.

Many do respond to probes with the last offline status.

> It is so sad :-( If this is not enable by ALL XMPP servers it's
> useless. It should be same level feature as ability to set status
> message.
No, actually - one of the nice things about XMPP is that quite often,  
your contacts get the functionalty of your server. So if you use a  
server that does provide offline status - like, say, jabber.org -  
then your contacts will see that information if their client is  
capable, even if their own server isn't.

It's the same for PEP - your contacts will see your PEP information  
if their client requests it, no matter if their server doesn't.

So if you want this behaviour, use a server that supports it. And if  
you want this behaviour for your contacts, encourage them to change  
implementation or service to one that does.

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