[Standards] Pubsub: "Item Publisher" again.

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Wed Feb 29 18:56:06 UTC 2012

On 2/24/12 5:51 AM, Sergey Dobrov wrote:
> Hello,
> I already asked but nothing happened:
> http://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0060.html#publisher-publish-success-publisher
> says:
>> If configured to do so, the service can include the publisher of the
> item when it generates event notifications.
> This isn't clear at all. How it should be configured? How to check if
> the service WILL include the publisher?

I think this is a gap in the spec. Something to fix when we work on
revisions later this year (I'll have cycles starting in April).

> Can we REQUIRE a service to include this? Because, it's really the only
> way to check if item publisher was not spoofed.
> For now I using that feature but have no any way to do it consistently.
> Without it, any publisher can sign it post with any other.
> The http://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0060.html#impl-association doesn't
> reply to the question because it describes another behavior of the
> attribute and not switching it on or off.

Right. We need to define the configuration option for this.


Peter Saint-Andre

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