[Standards] MUC actor

Kevin Smith kevin at kismith.co.uk
Fri Apr 8 18:58:30 UTC 2011

On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 7:56 PM, Florent Le Coz <louiz at louiz.org> wrote:
> On 04/06/2011 05:24 AM, Matthew Wild wrote:
>> I think being able to use a nickname for the actor is a decent enough
>> middle ground to be reasonable. It turns out it is not that hard to do
>> protocol-wise either. The <actor> element currently has a 'jid'
>> attribute, and we can add a 'nick' attribute as well.
> I totally agree with that. Using a “nick” attribute seems a good solution.
>> 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'.
> The server could still set a “jid” attribute, for backward
> compatibility, but with the room fulljid instead.
> <actor nick='MattJ' jid='prosody at conference.prosody.im/MattJ' /> on an
> anonymous room.
> <actor nick='MattJ' jid='mattj at realserver.com' /> on a non-anonymous one.
> That would not break existing clients, and fix the “privacy issue” even
> with them.
> What do you think?

As said previously in the thread, I don't see a reason to use the real
JID in any cases.


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