[Standards] Advancing XEP-0280 Carbons

Matthew Wild mwild1 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 17:33:02 UTC 2015


On 1 April 2015 at 17:37, 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.
>

I think this only really makes sense in XEP-0280.


>  - Addition of MAM identifiers.
>

This can (and should) be a separate XEP.


>  - Other types beyond 'chat'.
>

Not sure about this.

There is one more item, switching from <private/> to XEP-0334 Message
Processing Hints.

Regards,
Matthew
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