[jdev] Message Read Receipts
spencer.macdonald.other at gmail.com
Tue May 14 07:57:37 UTC 2013
Out of interest how does one propose or suggest a XEP?
Although the usefulness of read receipts is debatable, it would make sense
for all clients to implement them in the same way.
On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 11:02 AM, Philipp Hancke
<fippo at goodadvice.pages.de>wrote:
> On Fri, 10 May 2013, Dave Cridland wrote:
> On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 2:11 AM, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im>
>> Thanks for sending your message. Unfortunately, I've only had time
>> 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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