[Standards] Threaded chats

Ian Paterson ian.paterson at clientside.co.uk
Mon Feb 12 17:57:26 UTC 2007

Robin Redeker wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 09, 2007 at 12:55:02PM -0700, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>> Well, nothing in XEP-0045 as it stands today forbids or discourages the 
>> sending of groupchat messages with <subject/> elements within the 
>> conversation flow, and <subject/> is not reserved for use in MUC rooms 
>> only to advertise the room subject. So IMHO if a client assumes that any 
>> message with a <body/> and <subject/> received in the context of a MUC 
>> room pertains to the room subject, then it is making a false assumption.
> When looking at it: the <subject> child of a <message> tag is clearly
> the 'message subject' and not the "topic" of a room or anything else.


> But I guess it's too late now to change such things :-/

I don't think it's too late. Perhaps it just needs clarifying in XEP-0045?

- Ian

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