[Standards] message type='headline'
hildjj at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 16:15:32 UTC 2007
As an aside to the discussion on priority ties, I think it would be
cool for us to have a defined mechanism for sending messages to all
online (non-negative priority) resources. Message type='headline'
has never been fully exploited, nor terribly well-described, and I
propose that we co-opt it for this purpose.
The existing usage for headline messages is derived from a one-liner
in XEP-160, but I believe that the original intent was that headlines
are for transient notification. If they were specified in 3921bis
Messages with type headline addressed to a bare JID SHOULD be
delivered to all online resources that have not specified a negative
presence priority. Messages of type headline SHOULD NOT be stored by
the server for later delivery.
Then I think we get some cool new functionality without breaking
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