[Standards] Call for Experience: Advancement of XEP-0071 (XHTML-IM) to Final

Sergey Dobrov binary at jrudevels.org
Wed Aug 1 09:32:50 UTC 2012

On 08/01/2012 03:58 AM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> At its meeting on July 25, 2012, the XMPP Council agreed to issue a
> "Call for Experience" regarding XEP-0071 (XHTML-IM), in preparation for
> perhaps advancing this specification from Draft to Final in the XSF's
> standards process. To help the Council decide whether this XEP is ready
> to advance to a status of Final, the Council would like to gather the
> following information:
> 1. What software has implemented XEP-0071? Please note that the protocol
> must be implemented in at least two separate codebases (and preferably
> more) in order to advance from Draft to Final.

I know that the protocol is implemented in Gajim and Psi. Both of them
have some little problems but both are ready to use, from my point of
view. For example, Psi doesn't support <img/> with external images links
and doesn't support HTML-IM input, only rendering of incoming messages.
Gajim has basic support of composing and good rendering quality, I
posted some tickets about it and they were fixed immediately.

Also, XHTML-IM supported in tkabber, but it's implemented in the way
that makes it better to switch it off. (maybe it was fixed, I don't
know) and pidgin has the worst support of XHTML-IM: it always renders
the message in one line even if it has paragraphs or lists or any other
block element.

I use the XEP-0071 in my microblogging, can attach some screenshots:



> 2. Have developers experienced any problems with the protocol as defined
> in XEP-0071? If so, please describe the problems and, if possible,
> suggested solutions.
> 3. Is the text of XEP-0071 clear and unambiguous? Are more examples
> needed? Is the conformance language (MAY/SHOULD/MUST) appropriate? Have
> developers found the text confusing at all? Please describe any
> suggestions you have for improving the text.

Why don't we have a possibility to use the <del> HTML tag? The other
things I will describe in an answer to Mathieu Pasquet.

> If you have any comments about advancing XEP-0071 from Draft to Final,
> please provide them by the close of business on Friday, August 31, 2012.
> After the Call for Experience, this XEP might undergo revisions to
> address feedback received, after which it will be presented to the XMPP
> Council for voting to a status of Final.
> You can review the specification here:
> http://www.xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0071.html
> Please send all feedback to the standards at xmpp.org discussion list.
> Thanks!
> Peter

With best regards,
Sergey Dobrov,
XMPP Developer and JRuDevels.org founder.

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