[Juser] headlines, urls, and exodus

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Fri Mar 21 17:25:32 CST 2003

Have you filed a bug report / feature request for Exodus?

In general, yes, we need to better define the desired behavior for
messages of type='headline'. Perhaps I should add that into the XMPP IM
draft? :)


Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation

On Wed, 19 Mar 2003, Marshall Rose wrote:

> > Just a reminder, the idea that type="headline" has anything to do with
> > news headlines is just a common misconception. type="headline" is used
> > to indicate a message where no replies could make sense. This happens to
> > apply to news notifications, but also to things like mailbox checkers
> > (like the msn transport's new-mail notifier), or anything else where the
> > "discussion" is really only in one direction.
> i agree, and i have bots in all of those categories that generate
> signficant traffic for my client.
> what i am suggesting is that with traffic that falls into that category
> also tends to contain a pointer to additional info, via a URL.
> so, i think the community would be better served if clients that support
> headlines look for things like jabber:x:oob and make it trivial to
> dereference them.
> obviously by "support headlines", i refer to clients that have code that
> looks at the type attribute and does anything different based on a value
> of headline.
> /mtr
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