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7. Multi-Party Interactions > Configure This!

Configure This!

As discussed in Chapter 6, the Data Forms protocol defined in [XEP-0004] provides a lightweight, generic tool for configuration-related tasks. The data forms protocol is similar to HTML forms and is used throughout the XMPP protocol stack, including MUC.

When you attempt to join a room that doesn’t exist yet, the MUC service will create that room on your behalf and lock the room until you configure it (either using manual configuration, or by automatically selecting the default room configuration). On large public MUC services hosted on the open Internet, that default configuration is typically a non-persistent, moderated room that anyone can join, where anyone can speak, where people’s JabberIDs are revealed only to the room administrators, and where the conversations are not archived. On private MUC services behind company firewalls, the default configuration might be quite different (e.g., conversations migh....


  

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