[JDEV] Server-side Message History

Michael Brown michael at aurora.gen.nz
Sat Jun 2 05:08:10 CDT 2001

From: "Silviu Marin-Caea" <silviu at delrom.ro>
> "Michael Brown" <michael at aurora.gen.nz> wrote:
> > Obviously there is nothing to stop a client author from
> > developing a client that logs messages locally, and
> > you turning it off on the server, but once you
> > do that you loose many of the good features
> > of having the messages on the server (ie the
> > clients get bigger, not smaller, as they must
> > support both methods).
> It's the same thing like with pop3 and imap.  What you're asking is the
> imap-like part of the jabber server.  It has its advantages, but it
> should not be the only option.  Having the freedom to choose whether to
> keep the messages on the server, on the client or not at all would be
> the Right Thing (TM).
> Client software will grow in size, oh well..

True - at least with Jabber you are free to choose or write a client that
doesn't support the option that you don't want.  The main thing is to get a
standard for the server side stuff at least defined.


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