[Standards] [STANDARDS] XEP-0394: too weak to replace XEP-0071

Tedd Sterr teddsterr at outlook.com
Fri Mar 16 16:46:23 UTC 2018

> Sender can't know what color scheme recipient has. It can be light or
> dark mode, where colors are inverted. There is no way to make text
> look consistently good if it's using various colors, and attempt to
> display user-colored text would lead to chat window looking like
> Geocities-era websites. No.

The sender doesn't need to know, but the receiving client obviously already does and can display as it deems appropriate.

Appropriate could mean reducing the colours to make them 'nicer' or simply ignore colouring altogether.

If a sender wants to send crazy multi-coloured messages, that is their choice - and the receiver is free not to display it as such.

You're not forced to display colours in your client, but why force others not to be able?

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