[Standards] Blocking command and Privacy Lists

Christian Schudt christian.schudt at gmx.de
Mon Dec 22 07:49:49 UTC 2014


+1

Seems reasonably for me.

Also this line seems weird for me:

> If the foregoing suggestions are followed, the user will appear offline to the contact.

I think it should be „the contact will appear offline to the user“, but it could be removed anyway, if Sam’s suggestion takes place.

Broadcast presence from the contact should probably not be blocked, while directed presence still should.

- Christian

Am 22.12.2014 um 02:19 schrieb Sam Whited <sam at samwhited.com>:

> Hi all,
> 
> XEP-0191 (Blocking command) specifies that once a contact is blocked, no
> stanzas are delivered from them to the user:
> 
>> Once the user has blocked communications with the contact, the
>> user's server MUST NOT deliver any XML stanzas from the contact to
>> the user. The block remains in force until the user subsequently
>> unblocks commmunications with the contact (i.e., the duration of the
>> block is potentially unlimited and applies across sessions).
> 
> However, Gajim (and possibly other clients that use privacy lists) seems
> to block everything but presence information.
> 
> From a user perspective, this seems like the expected behavior (I block
> someone, they can't receive information about my presence or send me
> messages, but I can still see their presence unless they block me).
> 
> Am I interpreting everything correctly, and if so, is this something
> that would be considered for change? I'd like to propose that the line
> from XEP-0191 be rewritten to read something like:
> 
>> Once the user has blocked communications with the contact, the
>> user's server MUST NOT deliver any XML stanzas from the contact to
>> the user except for presence stanzas. ...
> 
> Best,
> Sam
> 
> -- 
> Sam Whited
> pub 4096R/54083AE104EA7AD3
> https://blog.samwhited.com
> 




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