[ejabberd] using PEP to share current location
simon at imaginator.com
Sun Jul 20 21:26:23 MSD 2008
Vincent BARAT wrote:
> We are doing something similar here at Ubikod: we basically develop a
> social networking application using ejabberd as the core XMPP server and
> Pubsub / PEP to share user location (among other things).
> We are more than interested in communicating / standardizing / sharing
> experience around these topics.
I agree that it makes sense to try and standardise these things. I am
very keen to come up with something that works for all and has room for
For lack of any guidelines we thought it sensible to use geoloc,
geoloc-prev and geoloc-next.
> Please can you provide us with a technical and commercial contact (email
> and/or JID) ?
My contact details are on the bottom of this email. For the sake of
others that may be thinking about mobile XMPP and location, let's try
and keep things on-list.
> PS: Is the ejabberd server support that you publish on non standard
> nodes like 'http://jabber.org/protocol/geoloc-prev' and
These nodes work fine. Although the geoloc-next/prev and not
standardised node names.
The other point to note is that we use <locality> for place tags like:
* Home, Work (place names, but relevent to the user),
* "on the road" (to show the user is in motion) and,
* "Black Bean Coffee" (real place name).
Strictly speaking, the specification calls for <locality> to be a
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