[Standards] Message Mine'ing

Dirk Meyer dmeyer at tzi.de
Mon Dec 1 18:45:43 UTC 2008


Jack Erwin wrote:
>  Message mine'ing provides more of a "do what I mean" experience for
> the end user.  When he leaves his desk, he will still be alerted via
> his mobile client when a new conversation has been initiated, and will
> do it without any sort of preparatory action.  If the end user
> participates in the conversation, his desktop client will not be
> cluttered with the initial fragment of that conversation.  As an added
> benefit, if he chooses to ignore the conversation, it will be ready
> and waiting on his desktop client when he returns. 

I like the idea, but what happens if I switch clients during a
conversation? In your example, we chat with the desktop client. I think
we are done, but do not close the chat window (I sometimes do that). Now
I go away with my mobile client. If you send a message now, I guess the
message will be send to the full JID of my desktop client and I will not
get the message. Maybe a thread can expire somehow and after a time, we
should send to the bare JID again doing the whole 'mine' thing again.

Or am I missing something here? I'm do not know the way how chatting
works with full and bare JIDs.


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 our people, and neither do we." (George W. Bush, August 5th 2004)

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