[Standards] disco identity for "client/smartphone"?

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Tue Dec 11 19:23:23 UTC 2012


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On 11/30/12 6:11 AM, Kozlov Konstantin wrote:
> 
> 
> 30.11.2012, 12:26, "Kevin Smith" <kevin at kismith.co.uk>:
>> On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 11:39 PM, Peter Saint-Andre
>> <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:
>> 
>>> Looking at http://xmpp.org/registrar/disco-categories.html I
>>> notice that we have disco identities for "client/handheld"
>>> (e.g., PDA) and "client/phone" (e.g., mobile phone), but I
>>> think those are a bit old-fashioned by now. We might want to
>>> add an identity for "client/smartphone" (i.e., a phone that can
>>> do a lot more than the old-style phones we had in mind when we
>>> defined "client/phone").
>> 
>> If this thing is capable of running an XMPP client on it, it's a
>> smartphone.
> Why?! Any cheap J2ME-enabled phone can run XMPP client without any
> problem. Usually we call "smartphones" only mobile devices with
> operating system (Symbian, Windows CE/Mobile/Phone, iOS or
> Android). So, if you call any Java-enabled mobile phone
> "smartphone", you should agree that no mobile phones produced today
> at all. Only smartphones!

In the ancient days, client/phone was a dumb phone. Now we have smart
phones that can do more. We also have tablets, too.

However, Kev makes a point that we probably don't really need
different identities, since we can base client behavior and UI on the
supported features (caps/disco), not the advertised identity of the
device.

Peter

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