[jdev] Message Read Receipts

Philipp Hancke fippo at goodadvice.pages.de
Fri May 10 10:02:49 UTC 2013

On Fri, 10 May 2013, Dave Cridland wrote:

> On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 2:11 AM, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:
>       Thanks for sending your message. Unfortunately, I've only had time to
>       glance at the subject and haven't actually read it.
> Right - true "read" receipts are impossible. But receipts are generally about moving responsibility; hence XEP-0198 acks
> move it to the next hop, XEP-0184 moves it to the client, and a read receipt spec would move it to the user with an
> explicit ack.
> I suspect there's actually little practical advantage to most people above a simple response of "OK", but in military and
> other critical environments it could well be useful, since then a client, or server, can see messages have been
> acknowledged - or have been missed.

This might be useful for offline messages, where you typically don't have 
an active conversation.

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