[Standards] Addition of client types

Bernard Peek Bernard.Peek at rnid.org.uk
Mon Aug 2 14:54:43 UTC 2010

I think this is where I introduce myself. My name is Bernard Peek, I'm
Head of Technology Development for RNID - the Royal National Institute
for Deaf people. We are the largest UK charity supporting deaf and hard
of hearing people.

My reason for monitoring the list is that we have an interest in
text-mode communications used by deaf people. In particular
instant-message type applications. In fact we wrote one of our own
(TalkByText) because nothing available supported the protocol we needed
- Real Time Text, RFC 4103.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: standards-bounces at xmpp.org [mailto:standards-bounces at xmpp.org]
> Behalf Of Simon McVittie
> Sent: 02 August 2010 14:34
> To: standards at xmpp.org
> Subject: Re: [Standards] Addition of client types
> On Mon, 02 Aug 2010 at 11:44:58 +0200, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> > In service discovery, how would I communicate via XMPP with an SMS
> client?
> The idea here is that you'd send a perfectly normal <message>, which
> gateway will translate into SMS and send onwards.
> Some reasons why it's significant to know that a contact will receive
> (more so than general gatewaying), even if the mechanics of sending a
> message
> are identical:
> * it's likely to interrupt them more, replying is likely to cost them
> money,

It's significant if the client is using a PSTN gateway, as we built for
TalkByText. Any message arriving at the gateway causes it to set up a
dial-up connection, which costs someone (possibly us) cash money. We
don't mind a message that initiates a useful conversation. That's what
we provide the system to do. What we don't want is any unnecessary
calls. Or at least no unnecessary calls that aren't prepaid.

Bernard Peek
bernard.peek at rnid.org.uk
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