[Standards] LAST CALL: XEP-0308 (Last Message Correction)

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Wed Aug 15 14:45:56 UTC 2012


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On 8/15/12 8:28 AM, Kevin Smith wrote:
>> In fact, I'd argue that this spec is a technical solution to a
>> social problem
> 
> I note, after drafting many more acerbic replies, that this is 
> consistent with all specs.
> 
> Messaging is a social problem.

Most people handle slight mistakes in messages quite gracefully by
typing some text in a new message ("oops, I meant thought, not
though"). We've all seen it and done it. Why after all this time is it
imperative that we give folks the ability to make such corrections by
changing the last message instead of explaining the error in a new
message?

Realistically, so few clients will support this extension that it'll
be as if it doesn't exist.

Peter

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Peter Saint-Andre
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