[standards-jig] Message Body rendering conformance.
shawn at black9.net
Sun Jan 20 06:08:02 UTC 2002
Gah, someone told me to send it here. :-(
But I'm not talking about an extension. This would be how you render the
body, now how it's formatted.
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[mailto:standards-jig-admin at jabber.org]On Behalf Of Julian Missig
Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2002 10:09 PM
To: standards-jig at jabber.org
Subject: Re: [standards-jig] Message Body rendering conformance.
This should probably go to the Fomatting JIG ;) - But it's perfectly
possible to make another extension if you don't like the XHTML one.
Shawn Wilton wrote:
> Hey howdy. I had an idea and wanted to put it before
> the big shots. They told me to send it here. ;-)
> So the idea is this. We have a problem right now
> with how clients handle the rendering/formatting of
> the message body. Now I know about the xhtml spec and
> this has *nothing* to do with that. If you want bold,
> italicism, etc. then you should use the xhtml. No,
> what I'm talking about are things like the irc tags
> and emoticons. Now when I go to use the aim or the
> msn system, etc. then I get a consist look and feel
> in the formatting of a message. I know what the other
> person is going to see when i send them something.
> Unfortunately we do not yet have this sort of
> congruence in jabber and I think this only hurts us.
> Here's what I propose:
> We need a system. A system that clients can implement
> that gives all of us a similar format to work with.
> 1. We need emoticons. These should be smileys, winks,
> etc. and they need to be free (BSD lisenced icons).
> For these emoticons we also need standard maps
> from text -> graphic that people can use in their
> 2. We need a standard list of irc like tags. As it
> stands, almost all clients implement /me for example.
> I would also propose others for standard convenience.
> /c for close, /subject for a subject change, and
> anything else people can think of.
> Now this would all be optional of course since we can't
> and don't want to force people to use a system they
> don't care for. But atleast then we have set of standards
> and free for use icons to work off of.
> I don't know, lmk what you think.
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