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