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

Kevin Smith kevin at kismith.co.uk
Wed Aug 15 14:51:27 UTC 2012

On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 3:45 PM, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:
> 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?

I would have hoped that the wrong-headedness of "We shouldn't change
things, we can make do with what we have" would be self-evident, but
it doesn't seem so.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got a chisel and some slate that need


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