[Standards] XEP-0060 + "Atom over XMPP" as base for Open Twitter?

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Thu May 8 23:04:15 UTC 2008

On 05/08/2008 4:47 PM, Bob Wyman wrote:
> On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 6:19 PM, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im>
> wrote:
>> On 05/08/2008 3:36 AM, Ralph Meijer wrote:
>>> It is kind of
>>> arbitrary whether a blog is micro, mini, macro or whatever. In the end
>>> it is usually just a blog, albeit with smaller pieces of text. Size and
>>> payload type (plain text vs. (x)html) are not enforced are they?
>> Well I'd think that a particular service might enforce size
>> limits on posts, e.g. by truncating the text at 140 characters.
> The proto-xep doesn't explicitly restrict the use of Atom elements. Can we
> assume that it is permitted to use elements from Atom that are not in the
> examples? For instance, if I wanted to use this protocol for something
> "larger" than a microblog entry, couldn't I just insert a summary or content
> element or anything else that is permitted by Atom? 


> If so, I suggest that
> you simply state that the size constraint of 140 characters is enforced on
> the title element only. 

Probably. But see Ralph's point about not limiting this to "micro"
blogging. Why distinguish between micro, macro, nano, or whatever? From
the pubsub perspective it's all just Atom payloads.

> You would also say that publishers should expect
> that many clients would only display the title.


> Also: Does anyone know, is the Twitter limit 140 "characters" or 140
> "bytes"? characters != bytes...



Peter Saint-Andre

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