[Standards] MIX Proxy Jids are People Too

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Thu May 24 15:52:49 UTC 2018

So the crux of my discussions about MIX proxy jids and stanza types with
Steve is that, as much as possible, messages should be carried in message
stanzas that behave normally, and presence should be carried in presence
stanzas that also may be treated as much as possible like any other
presence stanza.

For example, if my client chooses to block (or simply ignore) traffic from
a given proxy-jid, it should just work. No additions to MIX are needed, nor
any additions to my home server.

That's not to say that entities are forbidden from handling a request to
block an occupant in some special manner - but the fact it might just work
is very appealing to me.

This doesn't just apply for naive clients and servers - all of which must
have some MIX knowledge, after all. It applies within those servers to
limit the areas of the codebase which require the MIX knowledge.

To my mind, any proposal to deviate from "normal" XMPP requires quite a
compelling argument behind it.

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