[Standards] Proposed extension: seeing the exact text the other user is typing

Justin Karneges justin-keyword-jabber.093179 at affinix.com
Tue Nov 13 16:43:24 UTC 2007


On Tuesday 13 November 2007 7:10 am, Kevin Smith wrote:
> On 13 Nov 2007, at 14:37, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> > Cezary Kaliszyk wrote:
> >> I would like to inquire about an extension that would allow the other
> >> users to see the real text that the other user is typing.
> >> ...
> >> Does any of the extensions do this or is anyone working on this
> >> thing?
> >
> > We've had discussions about this before, and more recently I know of
> > one
> > client author who has worked on such an extension as a special
> > project.
>
> That would be me, wouldn't it? :)
>
> I did this recently for someone to use in a lab context to study how
> people type, and just did the really stupid thing of transmitting the
> full contents of the input buffer every X milliseconds (as long as
> they'd changed). It does the job though.

I believe this is much the same way that iChat does it, although it is only 
allowed in Bonjour mode.

-Justin



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