[Standards] XEP-0163: support for "subscriber" affiliation

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at mozilla.com
Wed Aug 8 22:01:04 UTC 2018


On 8/8/18 1:11 PM, Matthew Wild wrote:
> This seems like a bug in the XEP, but I wanted to run it past the list
> before I submit a PR.
> 
> According to https://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0163.html#defaults -
> 
> "
> A PEP service MUST:
> 
> [...]
> * Support the "owner" and "subscriber" affiliations.
> [...]
> "
> 
> However there is no "subscriber" affiliation defined in XEP-0060 (or
> XEP-0163). Therefore I think this should be removed.

XEP-0060 says:

   Support for the "owner" and "none" affiliations is REQUIRED.

A subscriber has an affiliation of "none", so it seems that XEP-0163
adds nothing beyond XEP-0060 in this regard. Thus the entire sentence
can be removed.

Peter


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