[standards-jig] message formatting (XHTML IM)

Dave Smith dizzyd at jabber.org
Wed Jun 18 21:00:30 UTC 2003

On this thread of standardizing on XHTML...

If we're only interested in the most basic of markup (bold, italics, etc.)
perhaps we should simply consider standardizing on a convention such as
Textile (http://www.textism.com/tools/textile/index.html). Similar in
scope to the widely used "/me" convention, we could just embed the markup
directly in the message body, since it's still "human-friendly".

It's a low barrier to entry for client writers (if you support emoticons,
you've already got the infrastructure to support this) and adds a lot of
value, imho.


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>> I'd like to move forward soon on XHTML IM (JEP-0071). Have any client
>> developers started implementing this, even as a proof of concept? If
>> so, what are your conclusions? If not, why not? I'm going to tweak the
>> JEP over the next week or so and publish a new version, which I trust
>> will  be ready for a Last Call, so feedback is requested. Please
>> discuss on standards-jig at jabber.org or poke me offlist (I'm cc'ing
>> JDEV just to keep people there in the loop).
> I'd avoided it thus far because it didn't seem widely supported yet.  If
> people want to move forward on adding support for it I could toss it
> into the Trillian Jabber stuff before release fairly trivially, as we
> use XHTML for all our internal input-formatting anyway, and rely on the
> different mediums to convert the formatting into whatever they use. ;)
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