Publish-Subscribe (XEP-0060)  nodes are commonly used by XMPP users to subscribe to news feeds. This document describe a way, for them, to share some of the nodes to which they have subscribed with other users.
The list of Publish-Subscribe (XEP-0060)  subcribed nodes is stored on a classic Personal Eventing Protocol (XEP-0163)  node qualified by the 'urn:xmpp:subscription' namespace. If an entity wishes to make pubsub subscriptions publicly available then the entity MAY publish them on this node. The entity SHOULD ensure that this information is kept up to date.
Information about the subscribed node is provided by the user client. The subscription container is defined as a classic <subscription/> element with theses specific constraints :
|server||attribute||Any server's address||REQUIRED|
The aim of this XEP is to handle a list of subscriptions. To simplify the managment of this list the ID of the Publish-Subscribe (XEP-0060)  items MUST be generated according to the following method :
The motivations for this document are to :
The title element of a <subscription/> item SHOULD be in the same language as the contents of the node in question.
The publication of user tune information is not known to introduce any new security considerations above and beyond those defined in XEP-0060: Publish-Subscribe.
This document requires no interaction with the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) .
The XMPP Registrar  is requested to issue an initial namespace of "urn:xmpp:pubsub:subscription".
REQUIRED for protocol specifications.
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