Hello, I just started reading your book, and am relatively new to the XMPP world. Your book is informative and very easy to read.
I copied the code out of the book myself to get a hang of the language. I attend a university that provides storage space for me. I use it as web hosting.
I have tried running the code provided, but could not get any of the status messages that the picture at the start of the chapter said i should be getting.
I figured there was some kind of syntactical error that I made somewhere, so I downloaded the code and used that directly, only changing the stylesheet and script links in the <head> portion as needed. This yielded the same results (or lackthereof).
I have made a Jabber.org account as well as downloaded ejabberd to try and host my own server locally. I am able to connect to it via an XMPP acct on Pidgin, so I know that it's working. I replaced your metajack.im server with:
-httpbind (as well as tried with the variation as suggested in a previous thread about chapter 3) to no avail.
I tried using jabber.org:5280.xmpp-httpbind as well (although i suspect that this may not be correct)
Still I am getting no status messages of any kind. Everything is hosted on the same machine (except the school's storage space that I'm hosting the .css, .html, .js
and all other libraries on).
I'm not sure what else to do here! Any suggestions?