[Standards] XEP-0369 (MIX) - Approach to options for per-user preferences

Steve Kille steve.kille at isode.com
Wed Sep 21 15:21:18 UTC 2016

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Standards [mailto:standards-bounces at xmpp.org] On Behalf Of Dave
> Cridland
> Sent: 21 September 2016 15:58
> To: XMPP Standards
> Subject: Re: [Standards] XEP-0369 (MIX) - Approach to options for per-user
> preferences
> 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.
[Steve Kille] 

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.

[Steve Kille] 

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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