Privacy and messaging handles within XMPP conferences

Evan Schoenberg evands at
Thu May 22 06:51:04 EDT 2008

On May 21, 2008, at 3:15 PM, Etan Reisner wrote:

> Alternatively, we could add a prpl callback for privacy checking  
> (and not
> switch on the ability to control the privacy list in general) and then
> have XMPP implement such a function looking for chat room buddies
> specifically and falling back to the core version (assuming we keep  
> the
> core version) if it doesn't.

I like this, and I think it's actually the reason that this is more  
suited to core functionality than a plugin.  A plugin could check the  
prpl id and use per-prpl logic, but that'd feel pretty dirty to me.   
Implementing it as a prpl callback with a core, basic implementation  
to be called by the prpl if desired is quite clean.  Both options Etan  
proposed would implicitly change the behavior that the core's privacy  
filtering is only used if the prpl has *no* idea of privacy... because  
*some* idea of privacy may not be the same granularity or the same  
behavior we want to implement in a protocol-independent fashion across  

I think the core implementation should still check open  
conversations... XMPP would add chat room buddies to that list.

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