[Standards] Advancing XEP-0280 Carbons

Ben Langfeld ben at langfeld.me
Wed Apr 1 16:50:51 UTC 2015


On 1 April 2015 at 13:37, Dave Cridland <dave at cridland.net> wrote:

> Folks,
> Matthew Miller and Joe Hildebrand's Carbons XEP has been unchanged for 18
> months, and represents a useful and well-deployed protocol, implemented in
> most (if not all) of the mainstream servers.
> Mobile and Desktop clients alike appear to implement this widely.
> I appreciate that the last Summit raised suggestions that it needed to do
> more, but it is not clear to me that the "more" cannot be phrased as a new
> XEP, and moreover that breaking compatibility given the deployment status
> is warranted.
> It is also not clear to me what, exactly, the "more" consists of. I have
> heard:
>  - Reflection of messages to the source.
>  - Addition of MAM identifiers.
>  - Other types beyond 'chat'.
> Therefore I would like to suggest that this specification be advanced to
> match its de-facto state of Draft.
> Dave.
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