[jdev] RE: email is a slum
bob at wyman.us
Thu Jun 17 15:19:02 CDT 2004
Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> You're absolutely right about the need for archiving. Some
> pubsub systems might keep history, but it may make more sense
> to use ATOM for archiving (it sure beats mbox ;-).
In the jdev room yesterday, you mentioned a desire to create an Atom
over Jabber JEP. Well, perhaps we also need a "Jabber in Atom" JEP to get a
common agreement on how to archive Jabber messages using Atom. I believe it
may be as simple as declaring a namespace to be used with atom:content tags,
but I may be missing some complexity...
An atom entry containing a Jabber PubSub messages might look like:
<title>Jabber Message ID 11234</title>
<content type="application/xml" mode="xml">
<message to="subscriber1" from="pubsub.jabber.org"
<artist>Ralph Vaughan Williams</artist>
<title>Concerto in F for Bass Tuba</title>
<source>Golden Brass: The Collector's Edition</source>
Of course, one might actually want to strip off the <event> <items>
<item> stuff and do something else with it... It looks kind of like overkill
the way I show it above. What do you think?
Fortunately, now that Atom is an IETF Working Group, any "fluidity"
in the specification will eventually be flushed out...
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