[Standards] message type='headline'

Michal 'vorner' Vaner vorner at ucw.cz
Thu Aug 30 07:04:29 UTC 2007


On Wed, Aug 29, 2007 at 04:22:57PM -0600, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> Joe Hildebrand wrote:
> > 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 like this:
> > 
> > <blockquote>
> > 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.
> > </blockquote>
> > 
> > Then I think we get some cool new functionality without breaking anything.
> +1. This is consistent with the fact that many servers already do not
> store headlines offline.

Would adding another message type break anything? I do not want to read
all news twice because I left one client running at work and one at
home. Shouldn't clients treat new message type as normal messages, as
they do not know them?

All flame and insults will go to /dev/null (if they fit)

Michal 'vorner' Vaner
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