[Standards-JIG] proposal : defer action in AMP (JEP 79)

Ian Paterson ian.paterson at clientside.co.uk
Wed Aug 31 15:59:18 UTC 2005


> > I am looking for a way to ensure that *some* message 
> > stanzas are only 
> > delivered to the resource specified in the to attribute, and stored 
> > otherwise for later delivery (when this one resource 
> > becomes available).
> >   I looked into doing this using AMP, but unfortunately no defined 
> > action allows this.
> 
> This actually makes a lot of sense to me.  I can think of 
> several cases where this might be useful.  For example, say 
> you have a bot that sells widgets, and an individual's 
> preferences are associated with a unique resource.  You 
> certainly wouldn't traffic to/from that resource to go to another.
> 
> Ok, that's only one example.  But it's a neat one.

Here's another:
Alice knows that Bob only uses encryption on his work PC. All his
private keys are securely stored there. If she wants to tell him a
secret, she has to make sure her message is not delivered to his mobile
phone.

- Ian




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