Gtalk login problem
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Thu Jan 6 03:57:54 EST 2011
Paul Aurich wrote:
> As the text in the error indicatesI, this is caused when a client says "I
I read that as a hint to the user as to the most likely user error that
would result in the diagnostic, rather than a definitive cause. Most
error messages assume "probable user error" (as IBM mainframe Messages
and Codes used to say), so if it were the BIND error of the same name,
the presumption would still be that the user had put in the wrong domain
part and probably got not found for the SRV record.
Possibly the real problem here is that the message is intended to be
interpreted by the client and presented to the user in a localised and
user friendly format, and Pidgin isn't doing this. I suspect there may
be layering issues, in that the Pidgin HCI wants to deal with an
abstract IM service, which has opaque user identifiers, but when things
go wrong, the structure of the identifier matters.
Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.
RFC1855 says there should be an address here, but, in a world of spam,
that is no longer good advice, as archive address hiding may not work.
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