[Standards] review of XEP-0301 [ event='reset']

Gunnar Hellström gunnar.hellstrom at omnitor.se
Sat Aug 18 22:49:53 UTC 2012


The original issue

"25. "Note: There are no restrictions on using multiple Action Elements
during a message reset (e.g. typing or backspacing occurring at the
end of a retransmitted message)." This seems potentially confusing.
IMHO it would be friendlier for the recipient to process the reset as
the state of the RTT message at a point in time and for the sender to
then send additional <rtt/> elements for subsequent modifications.
(Postel's Law and all that.) However, that's unenforceable so I
suppose it's OK as-is."

I get the impression that it is confusing to call it retransmission, when

1. The 'reset' is instead an order to clear the real-time message.

2. The <rtt/> element may contain new action items, so the term retransmission does not fit well.


That could probably be amended by changing in 4.6.3:
"A message reset is a retransmission of the sender's partially composed text.  "

To:

"A message reset is a command to clear the real-time message. It may be followed by transmission of the sender's partially composed text as well as new text or other action elements."  

/Gunnar
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