[Standards] LAST CALL: XEP-0297 (Stanza Forwarding)

Matthew Miller linuxwolf at outer-planes.net
Thu Aug 23 13:42:09 UTC 2012

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On Aug 23, 2012, at 07:07, Matthew Wild wrote:

> Hi Jefry,
> Thanks for the feedback.
> On 23 August 2012 03:52, Jefry Lagrange <jefry.reyes at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I don't think the use case with message is enough. It would be more
>> clear if it had an use case with an IQ. It is not clear how one should
>> respond to a forwarded IQ.
> Mmm :)
> The specification used to be "message forwarding", and the last
> revision changed it to allow the forwarding of any stanza. I think
> this is fine, as I understand some protocols may want to forward all
> kinds of stanza.
> However outside such a protocol, receiving a forwarded iq doesn't seem
> to make much sense to me. It certainly shouldn't be treated as an
> actual <iq> in my opinion. There are far too many problems with that.
>> Another question would be: Is it possible to bypass the middle man,
>> once you get the forwarded stanza (in case you need to reply)?
> In the case of a forwarded message that is displayed to the user -
> it's the user's choice whether to send a reply, and who to.
> In the case of any other kind of stanza, or one forwarded as part of
> another protocol - that's really something specific to that protocol,
> and not the forwarding mechanism.
> If there are no objections to my line of thinking, I'll try and
> clarify the XEP - at least about <iq>s.

This fits with my interpretation, too.

- - m&m

Matthew A. Miller

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