[Standards] MUC actor

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Wed Apr 6 13:21:55 UTC 2011

On 4/5/11 9:59 PM, Matthew Wild wrote:
> On 6 April 2011 04:45, Brian Cully <bcully at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Apr 5, 2011, at 23:24, Matthew Wild <mwild1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> The only downside to this is backwards-compatibility. I haven't tested
>>> any, but it might upset some clients to see an <actor> with no 'jid'.
>> Why can't the JID be no more than the room JID, and rely on existing mechanisms to map that to a real JID. If you have access to see the real JID of a participant, then you should be able to see it for the actors, if you don't, then you shouldn't. I don't see what's special about the actor JID versus any other in a MUC context.
> The scenario is that in an anonymous room you want to be able to show
> messages like "bjc was kicked from the room by MattJ", which are
> pretty standard in e.g. IRC. Currently there is no way to do this
> within the spec (as far as I'm aware) - you can have my bare JID or
> nothing.

Seems fine for it to be the nick, not the real JID.


Peter Saint-Andre

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