[Standards] Suggestions for updates to XEP-0071: XHTML-IM

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Mon Nov 11 15:48:29 UTC 2013


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On 11/11/13 7:22 AM, Peter Waher wrote:
> Hello Matthew
> 
> Thanks for your response. My responses to your comments and
> questions follow:
> 
>>> I'm searching for the easiest way to make an extension
>>> enabling simple tables. My thought was that the simplest way
>>> (for IM client developers) was to perform add this extension
>>> through XHTML-IM. Perhaps that is not so?
>> 
>> It probably is, from a protocol perspective. I don't know if it
>> is, from an implementation perspective, very simple. It depends
>> what clients are using to render XHTML-IM today, and whether
>> they support tables.
>> 
>>> Would you prefer an extension dedicated to sending tabular
>>> data only?
>> 
>> That seems overkill to me in this case. Perhaps we could just
>> push for (carefully) relaxing the restrictions in XEP-0071 that
>> you feel prevents you from sending tables?
> 
> This would me my preferred choice also.
> 
>> The downside with this approach is that, although you could
>> start sending tables today and be compliant, unless tables are
>> documented somewhere then they won't ever be implemented in
>> clients.
> 
> True. With permission I could help write such an extension for you 
> all to revise. However, I would like to hear from Peter
> Saint-André also, as he's the original author of the extension, if
> he feels OK with this or prefers to do any additions himself.

Travel and work have prevented me from reading this thread, or any others.

I will try to catch up late this week.

Peter

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Peter Saint-Andre
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