[Standards-JIG] Re: best practices for offline message handling?

Gaston Dombiak gaston at jivesoftware.com
Thu Sep 29 05:02:40 UTC 2005


  -- Gato

"Peter Saint-Andre" <stpeter at jabber.org> wrote in message 
news:433868EF.40704 at jabber.org...
> All Jabber/XMPP servers that I know of include the ability to "store and 
> forward" messages -- if the intended recipient is not online when the 
> message is received, the server stores the message and then delivers it 
> when the intended recipient next sends presence (to be precise, presence 
> with non-negative priority) to the server from an active resource. While 
> the Registrar recognizes a "msgoffline" service discovery feature for this 
> functionality [1], the best practices for implementing this funtionality 
> are not specified anywhere (e.g., not in RFC 3920 or RFC 3921). Would 
> people find it helpful to have a small JEP on the topic? If so, I'll write 
> it up.
> Peter
> [1] http://www.jabber.org/registrar/disco-features.html

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