[Standards] user is set online on input without unlocking the device

jm+xmppstandards at roth.lu jm+xmppstandards at roth.lu
Wed Mar 21 10:37:41 UTC 2018

Hi all,

I was having a discussion with one of our software vendors about their 
implementation of the XMPP protocol.

The discussion was about being "idle" or "away". In fact, their client 
puts users in an "away" state after some time. So far, so good. However, 
when Windows / the desktop is locked, it suffices to move the mouse or 
touch some key on the keyboard and their client shows the user as online 
again without them actually having logged in.

Now they claim that is ok with the RFC, and are referencing "4.6. 
Handling of Silent Peers" in RFC 6120.

What do you think?

(Hope this is the right place to ask, looking at 
xmpp.org/community/mailing-lists.html, "general discussion about XMPP 
protocols" fits best)



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