mark at kingant.net
Sat Jul 28 13:58:27 EDT 2007
On Sat, 28 Jul 2007 01:25:08 -0400, Etan Reisner wrote
> On Fri, Jul 27, 2007 at 04:10:43PM -0700, Sean Egan wrote:
> > XMPP uses a complicated username split that separates the JID into
> > three boxes, which tends to confuse people. I propose a single box,
> > named JID, that takes 'seanegan at gmail.com/Work' If the resource (the
> > /Work) part is omitted, we append the default.
> I'm not a fan of doing this because (as a recent thread on the standards
> XMPP mailing list has made clear) it gets us into the game of having
> to deal intelligently with people pasting things like 'foo at email@example.com'
> into the screen name field. Which is perfectly clear and has only one
> actual meaning as a JID but requires parsing to work out as opposed
> to using separate entry boxes.
What? It's a freaking computer program. Parsing the server name and resource
from a string isn't that hard.
> (Not to mention making it more
> complicated to pre-fill with a given server name, for things like
> the Google Talk 'protocol'.)
You could pre-fill it with "example at gmail.com." Or even better, don't
pre-fill it with anything and then append gmail.com if the user didn't enter a
On a related note, Sean, how does the Google Talk client know whether to use
gmail.com or googlemail.com? I can enter the user portion of my
googlemail.com account into Google Talk and it is somehow able to log in.
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