[jdev] deferred delivery

Ralph Meijer jabber.org at ralphm.ik.nu
Mon Mar 7 05:22:38 CST 2005

On Mon, Mar 07, 2005 at 03:28:33AM -0700, Jeremy Nickurak wrote:
> On lun, 2005-02-28 at 21:04 +0100, Tijl Houtbeckers wrote:
> >Jabber is instant, near real time. So this means you're get a near real  
> >time "instant failure", if your message can not be delivered. This opposed  
> >to email where failure isn't "instant" at all, if you send a message it  
> >can stay in the queue for up to 2 weeks and there is nothing you can do  
> >about it. This is why SMTP uses a store-and-forward architecture.
> jabberd has offline storage for when a user is offline. The message gets
> silently stored, and delivered once the user logs in. This does not
> happen when the server is offline. To me, this seems a fairly
> straightforward double-standard.

Yes, but when the server is online, the entity that sent the message gets an
error back. Jabber is not (by default) store-and-forward, unlike most e-mail

I don't see this as a double-standard.



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