[Standards] XEP-0184 business rules for message receipts

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Thu Feb 25 12:58:02 UTC 2010

On 2/25/10 3:29 AM, Fabio Forno wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 3:35 PM, Jonathan Schleifer
> <js-xmpp-standards at webkeks.org> wrote:
>>>  2. A sender SHOULD NOT include a request for message receipts unless
>>> it knows (via Service Discovery [4] or Entity Capabilities [5]) that the
>>> intended recipient supports the protocol described herein or unless the
>>> use of message receipts is negotiated via Stanza Session Negotiation [6].
>> I agree that those two are not too useful. It might be desirable to send to
>> the bare JID when the user's offline and get a receipt once he gets online
>> again.
> Just a quick note about the "reliability" note. These modifications
> suit better  the semantics of message stanzas, but we also accept that
> we can miss receipts for messages which are actually delivered (just
> to remember that when we need a prompt ack from an online resource iq
> pubsub events work better).

That's a good point. Currently XEP-0184 doesn't provide very helpful
advice about how much reliability you can expect from message receipts.
I think we can improve the text in that note. Suggestions welcome. :)


Peter Saint-Andre

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