[Standards] Proposed XMPP Extension: Last Message Correction

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Tue Nov 8 23:02:26 UTC 2011

On Tue Nov  8 21:34:04 2011, Ben Langfeld wrote:
> Because it's more general. "Last" implies that it's not possible to
> modify prior messages, which is not explicitly prohibited by the
> specification, nor should it be. For that reason, "last" is not as
> clear as "previous", and is perhaps even confusing.

I'm mildly terrified by the notion that *any* previous message can be  

I'll try to articulate my phobia tomorrow; in general it just seems  
Wrong to allow arbitrary message editing after sending, and I've a  
nasty feeling there's some security impact there.

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