[Standards-JIG] Converting a chat session into a conference

Ian Paterson ian.paterson at clientside.co.uk
Wed Jul 28 19:38:40 UTC 2004

When two people, who have been chatting privately, decide to include another
person in their discussion, then they must perform several steps in order to
move the discussion into a conference room. Many users consider these steps
too complicated.

If JEP-45's invite protocol featured the optional new <continue/> element
defined below, then the process could be automated by the clients.

When an <invite/> that includes a <continue/> element is received, instead
of opening a new conference window, the client can convert its existing
private chat window into a conference window and display the previous
discussion history in the room.

For example, when Hecate's client receives the stanza below it automatically
converts its Crone1 private chat window into a Darkcave conference window:

<message from='darkcave at macbeth.shakespeare.lit'
    to='hecate at shakespeare.lit'>
  <x xmlns='http://jabber.org/protocol/muc#user'>
    <invite from='crone1 at shakespeare.lit'>
      <reason>I'm going to bring Hag66 into this discussion.</reason>

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