[Standards] Proposed XMPP Extension: Unique Room Names for Multi-User Chat

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Tue Sep 27 17:33:49 UTC 2011

On 9/27/11 11:28 AM, Bernard Aboba wrote:
>     Depending on what the problem one is trying to solve by server
>     generation of the name instead of client side generation, possibly so.
>     If reservation is desired and to be required of servers, that that
>     should be clearly stated.
>     I note that this would prevent a user from asking the server to get
>     them a unique name and passing that to another user for the actual
>     room creation.
>     Without understanding the problem folks are trying to solve with
>     this, hard to say whether reservations is desirable or not.
> [BA] Consider a scenario in which an XMPP MUC room is used to share
> information between police, medical and fire departments relating to an
> emergency call (perhaps one from a disabled user utilizing XEP-0301). 
> You would not want an emergency caller to share an MUC room with other
> callers, so that a room with a unique name would need to be created.

There are plenty of scenarios in which a unique room ID is needed. The
question is, does the client need to ask the server to generate that
room ID or can it simply generate one on its own?


Peter Saint-Andre

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