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

Matthew Miller linuxwolf at outer-planes.net
Wed Aug 15 15:00:46 UTC 2012


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On Aug 15, 2012, at 08:54, Kurt Zeilenga wrote:

> 
> On Aug 15, 2012, at 7:28 AM, Kevin Smith <kevin at kismith.co.uk> 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.
> 
> Yes.
> 
> My concern is how effective our solution is in solving the social problem, messaging between humans.
> 
> XMPP IM (without 308) has demonstrated itself to be an effective solution.  XMPP IM with 308 implemented universally would also likely an effective solution.
> 
> It seems to me that XMPP IM, with some clients supporting 308 and some not, will be less effective than either of the above solutions, simply because key information (this message is a correction) is lost on fallback in clients not supporting 308.
> 

I do not completely agree that key information will (always) be lost.  It does indeed matter significantly how a client renders corrected text:

1) delete of old, overwrite with new (lost information)
2) strikethrough of old, place new immediately next to it (no lost information)

And there's a couple of other ways I can see this going...


- - m&m

Matthew A. Miller
<http://goo.gl/LK55L>

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