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Glossary

event handler
A callback function that responds to events raised by XMLStream.event. An event handler may be marked as threaded, allowing it to execute outside of the main processing loop.
stanza object

Informally may refer both to classes which extend ElementBase or StanzaBase, and to objects of such classes.

A stanza object is a wrapper for an XML object which exposes dict like interfaces which may be assigned to, read from, or deleted.

stanza plugin
A stanza object which has been registered as a potential child of another stanza object. The plugin stanza may accessed through the parent stanza using the plugin’s plugin_attrib as an interface.
stream handler
A callback function that accepts stanza objects pulled directly from the XML stream. A stream handler is encapsulated in a object that includes a Matcher object, and which provides additional semantics. For example, the Waiter handler wrapper blocks thread execution until a matching stanza is received.
substanza
See stanza plugin

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