[Standards] Threaded chats

Ralph Meijer jabber.org at ralphm.ik.nu
Fri Feb 9 19:24:42 UTC 2007

On Fri, Feb 09, 2007 at 01:50:31PM -0500, Greg Hudson wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-02-09 at 11:29 -0700, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> > And I don't see why we can't use <thread/> and <subject/> for that -- 
> > <thread/> is the machine-friendly tracking mechanism (client associates 
> > each thread with a different color or tree or sub-window or whatever) 
> > and <subject/> is the human-readable text (client shows for mouseovers 
> > or whatever).
> <thread/> could certainly be used for color-coding, although each client
> would presumably wind up choosing a different color for the same thread.

Just keep <thread/> keep an opaque identifier and let clients decide how
to show the different threads. That is also more friendly for usability.



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