[Standards-JIG] Forwarded Messages

Joe Hildebrand JHildebrand at jabber.com
Thu Jun 10 21:55:46 UTC 2004

Yet another use case for a JEP-33 type='orig-to' or type='orig-from'
address.  We could make the address types maintained by the registrar, I

Joe Hildebrand


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Remko Troncon [mailto:remko.troncon at cs.kuleuven.ac.be] 
> Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2004 2:03 PM
> To: standards-jig at jabber.org
> Subject: [Standards-JIG] Forwarded Messages
> Hi,
> 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>
> 	</message>
> (This probably is not a very good representation; also, 
> forwarded messages might be forwarded themselves, so it 
> should probably be a little more complex).
> 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 ago).
> Does any of this make sense ? Could this be standardized in some way ?
> cheers,
> Remko
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