Facebook Chat over XMPP
Evan Schoenberg, M.D.
evan at adium.im
Thu Feb 11 04:01:58 UTC 2010
On Feb 10, 2010, at 8:57 PM, Paul Aurich wrote:
> And Joe Hildebrand spoke on 02/10/2010 05:12 PM, saying:
>> +1. It looks like the main protocol task is adding the X-FACEBOOK-PLATFORM
>> SASL mechanism into libpurple. While we're in there, it would be great if a
>> SASL authentication failure caused an error to bubble up, rather than
>> waiting for a network error when the socket gets disconnected.
> They support DIGEST-MD5, which works well enough. I'm not sure there's
> a need to add X-FACEBOOK-PLATFORM support.
In fact, unless there's a big win to X-FACEBOOK-PLATFORM (do you get access to some other level of contact info on your facebook buddies or something?), I think it'd be best not to support it. Why encourage use of a nonstandard extension when a standard one should work perfectly well?
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