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DJabberd::Agent::Node - Abstract class for an agent that handles a specific node


    package MyPackage::DJabberd::MyNode;
    use base DJabberd::Agent::Node;
    # Example of an agent that responds to incoming chat messages
    sub handle_message {
        my ($self, $vhost, $stanza) = @_;
        my $response = $stanza->make_response();
        $response->set_raw("<body>Hello. I'm a software agent.</body>");

This class provides a parent class for agents which recieve stanzas addressed to a particular nodename within a domain.

Such an agent is often referred to as a "Bot". A higher-level API for implementing "chat bots" is also provided in DJabberd::Bot.


This class is a specialization of DJabberd::Agent. In most cases, users of this class will use the API exposed by DJabberd::Agent. However, there is some special behaviour to note and some additional methods that are not part of the basic agent class.

handles_destination($self, $to_jid, $vhost)

This class provides an overriden version of this method which responds with a true value if and only if the domain and the nodename of the destination JID match those that are handled by this instance.

vcard($self, $requester_jid)

The overriden version of this method will return a vCard where the full name is set to the nodename of this instance. Subclasses will probably want to override this to do something more fancy.


See also DJabberd::Agent, DJabberd::Component.


Copyright 2007-2008 Martin Atkins

This module is part of the DJabberd distribution and is covered by the distribution's overall licence.