[Foundation] Text Formatting JIG

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Thu Jun 28 21:35:33 CDT 2001


I agree with Julian that tightly focused JIGs are best. Let's have a
separate forms JIG, 'cause I agree with Adam that this could be really
powerful!

Peter

On 28 Jun 2001, Julian Missig wrote:

> Well, yes, it's about XHTML/CSS formatting of messages. However, I do
> *not* feel we should be using XHTML forms for forms support in Jabber. 
> 
> They should be done with a separate namespace...
> http://docs.jabber.org/draft-proto/html/forms.html
> 
> The XHTML support in Jabber messages is XHTML-Basic, and I feel we
> should definitely keep as minimalistic an implementation as possible. If
> there is a genuine reason to use extended features of XHTML, then we'll
> make other namespaces for that. The current target, however, is as wide
> an audience as possible.
> 
> Is there something wrong with the current forms draft that you don't
> like? It can be used for more things than just registration of agents
> and such.
> 
> Julian
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> 
> On 28 Jun 2001 22:04:13 -0400, Adam Theo wrote:
> > 
> > Hello, Adam Theo here;
> > 
> > was wondering what the text formatting jig was all about? just jabbered 
> > jer, but then felt bad about bothering him, so i'll bother all of you 
> > instead!
> > 
> > if it is along the lines of XHTML in jabber (especially forms!), then 
> > sign me up for major contributor. i'll take that up as my third and 
> > final project for jabber (after the identity thing with mike hearn & 
> > eric murphy, and smtp transport with ted rolle).
> > 
> > oh, i want good forms support in jabber. the things i could do with 
> > that. i'd be able to convert/sign up well over a hundred people to 
> > jabber within a couple of weeks after finalizing such a feature. does 
> > everyone realize the potential of forms over IM? wow... *foooorms* 
> > (doing best homer simpson impression).
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