[Standards] NEW: XEP-0430 (Inbox)

Florian Schmaus flo at geekplace.eu
Mon Feb 3 18:54:29 UTC 2020

On 29.01.20 15:21, Jonas Schäfer (XSF Editor) wrote:
> Version 0.1.0 of XEP-0430 (Inbox) has been released.
> Abstract:
> This specification proposes a mechanism by which clients can find a
> list of ongoing conversations and their state.
> Changelog:
> Accepted by vote of Council on 2020-01-22. (XEP Editor (jsc))
> URL: https://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0430.html

After re-reading this inbox xep I was surprised to find that there
appears to be no indication how to determine which conversation has the
most recent unread message(s). I think we either need a timestamp in the
forwarded messages or define that the messages of the forwarded
conversations are in order from most recent to most oldest, or
potentially do both.

Some (most?) modern GUIs display conversations ordered by the most
recent activity (the actual number of unread messages is sometimes even
not displayed). Hence that information would be very helpful to some

Unrelated to the above: I think I like that the initial IQ request does
not, unlike MAM, have an additional query ID. Instead this appears to
use the IQ id as query id. Nifty (and probably something we want to
remember if we ever do a MAM namespace bump).

- Florian

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