[Standards] Deprecating Message Archiving

Florian Schmaus flo at geekplace.eu
Mon Sep 19 17:09:27 UTC 2016

I think it's to early to deprecate Message Archiving while MAM is just
experimental. That said, I suggest adding a disclaimer to Message Archiving
stating that new installations should consider MAM instead.

- Florian

On Sep 19, 2016 18:51, "Sam Whited" <sam at samwhited.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I was looking at an issue on an XMPP project recently where someone
> asked for support for XEP-0136: Message Archiving. As far as I know,
> 0136 isn't really used anywhere anymore, and most everyone has
> switched over to MAM. Having both XEPs seems like it's just confusing
> people. I understand that Message Archiving is draft, and MAM is still
> experimental (and that there are probably still outstanding changes
> that need to be made), but can we deprecate Message Archiving and
> piont people to MAM instead for the sake of reducing confusion?
> It seems poor to recommend Message Archiving (by virtue of it being
> draft) when most individuals would recommend MAM, and the entire
> community is using it. I don't see a problem with deprecating Message
> Archiving while leaving MAM in the experimental state.
> Thoughts?
> —Sam
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> Sam Whited
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