[Standards-JIG] Re: Council decision on "Stanza Acking" proposal

Justin Karneges justin-keyword-jabber.093179 at affinix.com
Sat Mar 26 01:16:18 UTC 2005

On Friday 25 March 2005 05:02 pm, David Waite wrote:
> But you aren't solving message drops at all with stream-level ACKs,
> and you aren't providing a mechanism for me to be assured that my
> messages made it through. In short, you've not solved the problem you
> set out to solve.

Consider SMTP.  It has stream-level acks and optional end-to-end delivery 
notifications.  Does anyone use those delivery notifications? :)

I'm not saying that e2e acks don't have their place, but stream-level acks 
will still give us a great many benefits, some of which are even exclusive 
(resolving dead sessions, sending messages to offline recipients).


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