[jdev] Re: New MSN-t in the works

Tijl Houtbeckers thoutbeckers at splendo.com
Fri Aug 13 19:44:52 CDT 2004

On Sat, 14 Aug 2004 10:23:05 +1000, James Bunton <james at delx.cjb.net>  

> On Sat, 14 Aug 2004 03:00 am, "Tijl Houtbeckers"  
> <thoutbeckers at splendo.com>
> wrote:
>> You could drop groupchat and use SHIM (JEP-0131) to indicate there are  
>> multiple recipients to a message. That would require clients to  
>> implement  
>> parts of SHIM though, and to be smart about it when they write a reply  
>> to  
>> a message or start their own mini-conferences. (they should add their  
>> own  
>> SHIM headers, particulary when they do the inviting themselves).
> That actually sounds quite good. But it's still in experimental, so there
> isn't going to be any client support for quite a while.

Well, all you'd need is for clients to recognise SHIM headers and copy  
them in the same chat thread or when you hit "reply". Just like in an  
email client. They'd also need the ability to pick someone from the roster  
and add them in a SHIM header to a message or chat thread. This wouldn't  
be MSN specific, it could be used for jabber only purposes too.

It was just a little thought really upon reading your post. I think using  
groupchat will cover your needs, and if it doesn't it would only need  
small adjustments in specs and clients.

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