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

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Wed Aug 15 14:55:26 UTC 2012


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On 8/15/12 8:51 AM, Kevin Smith wrote:
> 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 interfacing.

Sorry, stone tools are too advanced for me. :P

/psa

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