[standards-jig] message formatting (XHTML IM)
cbas at screaming3d.com
Sat Jun 21 00:47:33 UTC 2003
Jacek Konieczny wrote:
>On Thu, Jun 19, 2003 at 05:05:27PM -0500, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>>Next question: Are there any changes people would like to see in
>The think I don't like about the JEP is:
> A subset of XHTML is used to provide alternative formatting for a text message. This pattern
> is familiar from email, wherein HTML mail supplements but does not supersede the text-only
> version of the message. In Jabber, all of the textual content must always be represented as
> best as possible in the normal body of the <message/>, for use by clients that do not support
> XHTML formatting or for capturing the meaning (as opposed to formatting) of the message
>Why should the text been send twice if both sender and recipient fully support XHTML IM?
Because you *can not* be certain where or when the message will be
delivered. Plaintext in the <body> is to ensure graceful fallback.
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