[Standards] Push and headline messages

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Wed Jul 1 09:42:12 UTC 2015

On 1 July 2015 at 09:20, Mickaël Rémond <mremond at process-one.net> wrote:

> Hello,
> XEP-0160 clarify the best practice for offline message and states for
> offline messages that headline message should not be stored for offline
> delivery:
>  headline -- Messages with a 'type' attribute whose value is "headline"
>> SHOULD NOT be stored offline, since such messages are usually
>> time-sensitive.
> I think it implies that they should not be pushed as well. Otherwise, you
> may receive a push notification for a message you will never be able to
> receive if you reconnect.
> Am I wrong ?
> Do you think it could be useful to clarify the push XEP on that point ?

I don't think you're wrong in your interpretation, but it's not clear this
is a desirable outcome. Things that are time-critical information seem to
be exactly the things we need to ensure can be received via mobile push.

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