Account editor

Sean Egan seanegan at
Sat Jul 28 14:10:47 EDT 2007

On 7/28/07, Mark Doliner <mark at> wrote:
> What?  It's a freaking computer program.  Parsing the server name and resource
> from a string isn't that hard.

Amen! It's definitely easier for a computer program to do basic
parsing than it is to expect everyone to care about the three
components that make up their JID

> You could pre-fill it with "example at"  Or even better, don't
> pre-fill it with anything and then append if the user didn't enter a
> server name.

That's perfect. Adium does that with its Google Talk protocol configuration.

> On a related note, Sean, how does the Google Talk client know whether to use
> or  I can enter the user portion of my
> account into Google Talk and it is somehow able to log in.

If you try logging in with or and that's the
wrong domain, the server will correct you when it gives you back the
bind result.


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