[Standards] atom entry ids vs pubsub item ids

Sergey Dobrov binary at jrudevels.org
Tue May 10 18:26:50 UTC 2011

On 05/09/2011 01:08 PM, Justin Karneges wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I notice in XEP-0060 (as well as XEP-0277 and other places) that when Atom is 
> used with pubsub, the internal id of the entry never matches the id of the 
> item that contains it.
> Is there a reason to do this on purpose?  The main reason I can think of is if 
> you didn't trust the Atom ids to be unique, for example when aggregating.  
> However, this mismatching complicates other use cases, like if you want to 
> update an existing entry.  You'd need to use the pubsub id and not the Atom 
> id.
> Maybe I miss the point, but I think XEP-0277 should require item ids and atom 
> ids to match, unless someone can explain why this is not a good idea.
> Thanks,
> Justin

I think so too. And I think that pubsub should have a possibility to
track changes of items.

With best regards,
Sergey Dobrov,
XMPP Developer and JRuDevels.org founder.

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