[Standards-JIG] PROPOSAL for Live Chat

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Fri Jan 5 17:09:54 UTC 2007

JD Conley wrote:
>> Naturally we'd need a <del/> element in case someone hits
>> backspace. What to do if the sender mouses around and interpolates
>> some text? Do we indicate the position of the cursor? Etc.
>> Ick, it's not so straightforward, is it?
> If it goes this route a "Reset" is also needed if so much changes the
> diff is larger than the set (i.e. copy/paste, highlight/replace,
> clear). What about X-html chat? Emoticons?
> I really don't see the issue with sending the full body each time. In
> a typical chat conversation, especially one where you're using live
> chat, the body doesn't get very big relative to the size of the
> stanza. The extra protocol and algorithm complexity for the diff
> model seems unnecessary IMHO.

Well, y'all work it out. I'm not deeply interested in this functionality
so I'm not going to write the spec for it. :-)


Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation

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