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Evan Schoenberg evan.s at
Fri Jun 22 10:18:22 EDT 2007

Quoting Etan Reisner <pidgin at>:

> I don't believe being able to tell the difference is possible as that
> would leak account information to a potential attacker. In exactly the
> way you would be intending to use it, is the jid I just tried a real
> person or not.

*nod* That makes perfect sense.

> One more question: Even given the new way this is being done with using
> the GaimAccount to store things, what is the purpose of this
> change/callback? What is the usage? What is it making possible?

It's Andy's code and changes, and I've been out of touch, but I can  
tell you what the problem was before: After a successful registration,  
the user is notified that all went well through a generic notify  
callback... and then nothing else happens.

A better response to a successful registration is to connect the  
now-registered account (no prompting for a password is necessary,  
since the user just entered it; however, this should not automatically  
save the password). A callback allows this behavior.

One could have parsed the generic notify message of 'registration  
successful' to hack in an automatic connect... but that's obviously  


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