[Standards-JIG] Forwarded Messages

Remko Troncon remko.troncon at cs.kuleuven.ac.be
Thu Jun 10 20:02:45 UTC 2004


A few weeks ago, i talked about introducing some kind of standard on remote 
controlling a jabber client to perform a set of common tasks. In that context,
i have a slightly more specific question, which i hope can be answered by
people who have more understanding of XMPP than i do.

I'm looking for a way to represent 'forwarded' messages. As an example,
suppose Juliet gets a chat message from Romeo on the balcony. She decides she 
can't handle the message right now, so she forwards the message to the 
balcony, and handle it there later. So, the forwarded message would look 
something like this
	<message type="chat" from="juliet at example.com/balcony"
	         to="juliet at example.com/chamber">
		<original-sender from="romeo at example.com/orchard />
		<body>Neither, fair saint, if either thee dislike.</body>
(This probably is not a very good representation; also, forwarded messages
might be forwarded themselves, so it should probably be a little more 
The client in the chamber which can deal with these forwarded messages, might
do something special to indicate where the message came from. For example, it
might act as if the message itself came from romeo itself (although it
was technically sent by juliet), optionally indicating that it was forwarded
from the balcony.

Another use would be for juliet to, while sitting in her room, remote control 
the client from the balcony to forward all the messages which were received
earlier to the current client in the chamber (as discussed a few weeks

Does any of this make sense ? Could this be standardized in some way ?


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