[Standards] Should we move Nicks out of MIX-CORE?

Daniel Gultsch daniel at gultsch.de
Sun Jun 3 19:10:36 UTC 2018

2018-06-03 18:22 GMT+02:00 Steve Kille <steve.kille at isode.com>:
> My sense is that it is handy to have Nicks associated with channel participants, to give a more compact display.  Perhaps this reflects the UIs I'm used to.   It feels a pretty basic capability to me.

My issue with nicks in non-anonymous group chats (and MIX core is now
going to be non-anonymous by default) is that you loose the single
source of truth on what to name that participant.
If I have you in my contact list and I have given you a custom name I
have probably done that for a reason and in 1:1 chats with that person
I will always see that custom name; But how should this be handled in
group chats then? Should it display the nix? Should it display the
roster name?

In any case; We don’t necessarily need to have a discussion on whether
channel nicks are a good idea or not; Instead I’d rather make the
argument that MIX promotes itself as being an extensible and flexible
solution; so if it is technically possible to move nicks into it's own
XEP it should be done.

> However,  I could move it out into a new MIX-NICK.   What do people think?

Yes let’s put it into a separate XEP

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