[Standards-JIG] PROPOSAL for Live Chat

Joe Hildebrand hildjj at gmail.com
Fri Jan 5 20:20:18 UTC 2007


+1

Perhaps just use a new element with a message ID in it and the  
current state.

Although, I also agree with stpeter that I really don't care that  
much about this use case.

On Jan 5, 2007, at 10:05 AM, 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.
>
> -JD

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