[Standards] XEP-0369 (MIX) - Approach to options for per-user preferences
steve.kille at isode.com
Wed Sep 21 15:21:18 UTC 2016
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> From: Standards [mailto:standards-bounces at xmpp.org] On Behalf Of Dave
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> Subject: Re: [Standards] XEP-0369 (MIX) - Approach to options for per-user
> On 21 September 2016 at 14:32, Steve Kille <steve.kille at isode.com> wrote:
> > I have not been able to think of any additional sensible per-user
> > preferences.
> Users might well want to control whether they receive private messages
> through the MIX or not.
I think that one is worth including in MIX.
> In general, unless there's a compelling reason, where there's already
> "space", I'd prefer to keep things generalizable. Allowing arbitrary
> preferences doesn't appear to introduce any further protocol round-trips,
> and as long as optional preferences are truly optional - that is, there's
> expectation that clients may ignore them - then this seems the more
> proof option.
If you define things in MIX, the protocol becomes cleaner (in my view).
This mechanism can also allow for proprietary extensions agreed between
client and server.
The sort of thing I am looking to avoid is where the server provides the
user with a form to fill in.
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