[standards-jig] message formatting (XHTML IM)

Julian Missig julian at jabber.org
Thu Jun 19 03:33:46 UTC 2003

On Wednesday, Jun 18, 2003, at 11:49 US/Eastern, Peter Saint-Andre 

> 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).

"An earlier proposal labelled this subset XHTML Basic. However, that 
label is misleading, since the W3C defines an official XHTML subset 
called XHTML Basic [2], and that subset (developed mainly for dedicated 
XHTML clients on small-screen devices) includes much more than is 
necessary for formatted messaging within Jabber."

If you're referring to my proposal, then I believe you misunderstood my 
intent. My intent was to use a subset of the XHTML Basic proposal that 
the W3C had already started when I wrote my proposal. I broke down the 
important parts of XHTML Basic and stated which parts clients should 
implement, must implement, may implement, and probably shouldn't 
implement. My proposal was not to call it "XHTML Basic" :)


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