[Standards] Multi-stage registrations

Daniele Ricci daniele.athome at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 16:02:49 UTC 2016

It depends on what we want to standardize:

1. data form fields (as in field names and/or multi-stage registration
2. new top level elements (much like username and password <-- there
should be kept for backwards compatibility of course, but adding new
ones... I don't know)

I have to say multi-stage registration is very unpredictable (e.g.
registration through SMS, OTP device, public key, and who knows what
else), so it would be hard to write a standard flexible enough IMO.
What do you suggest?

On Wed, Feb 3, 2016 at 4:53 PM, Stephen Paul Weber
<singpolyma at singpolyma.net> wrote:
>> https://github.com/kontalk/specs/blob/master/register.md
> This appears to be identical to my proposal, which gives me hope.  (Data
> forms are certainly supported by XEP-0077 already, and would of course be
> used more likely than the old fields on moders clients.  I think both should
> be supported by servers for compatability, but this is not really relevant
> to the particular issue of multi-stage support.)
> So it seems there is more need in the world than just mine, and two
> independently-developed but identical solutions.  Should we write up a
> "real" XEP?
> --
> Stephen Paul Weber, @singpolyma
> See <http://singpolyma.net> for how I prefer to be contacted
> edition right joseph


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