[jdev] Tracking threads/message replies

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Tue Dec 11 11:37:47 CST 2007

Mark Derricutt wrote:
> Hey all,
> It's been awhile since I've done any XMPP based stuff and just trying to
> track down how to track threaded messages,
> The last time I was actively doing some XMPP code I (vaguely) recall an
> "in reply to" style attribute on the <message/> element being around,
> which seems to have been replaced with <thread/> elements or
> "In-Reply-To" header elements.

The <thread/> element has been around since 1999 but is not widely
supported. It is more fully specified in XEP-0201.

> However I'm not seeing many clients actually supporting either of these
> (actually, I've only tried Adium and GizmoProjects new mobile client),
> Spark from Jive seems to handle the <thread> fine.
> For the bit of code I'm working on I need some way to track a reply back
> to the originating message and it seems I can't reliably do that :(

What do you mean by "track"?

> Or am I just over looking something?

Maybe XEP-0201? It's not clear to me what you are trying to accomplish.


Peter Saint-Andre

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