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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D">Hello Dave<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D">Thanks for your question. Even though result sets as these (containing data records in tabular form) can be returned as results to queries using
 data forms, there are several differences, some of which are:<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D">It’s a result to a query, not a chat message. So it’s not clear for a client how to present it in a chat session.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D">It relates to a previous data form, defining fields and values. The natural response to such a message is to display the table in a separate
 (search) results window.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D">It only contains data, not formatting important when presenting tables (alignments, and simple styles like fonts, colors, etc.)<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D">It does not allow for segmentation, i.e. breaking up into several messages.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D">The goal is to be able to do something like this:<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D"><a href="http://twitpic.com/djrq2a/full">http://twitpic.com/djrq2a/full</a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D">And avoid problems with tabulations inherent in normal text:<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D"><a href="http://twitpic.com/djmor4/full">http://twitpic.com/djmor4/full</a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D">Best regards,<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D">Peter Waher<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"">From:</span></b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif""> Dave Cridland [mailto:dave@cridland.net]
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<b>Sent:</b> den 12 december 2013 09:24<br>
<b>To:</b> XMPP Standards<br>
<b>Subject:</b> Re: [Standards] Request for Comments: XEP: Tables in Instant Messaging<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">What's the difference between this approach and that of XEP-0004 Example 8?<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 2:31 AM, Peter Waher <<a href="mailto:Peter.Waher@clayster.com" target="_blank">Peter.Waher@clayster.com</a>> wrote:<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span lang="EN-US">Hello</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span lang="EN-US"> </span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span lang="EN-US">I’ve written a new proposal for a XEP: Tables in Instant Messaging. (attached).</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span lang="EN-US"> </span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span lang="EN-US">As we discussed earlier, it was considered a better idea to have a separate XEP for this, than to extend XEP-0071 (XHTML-IM) to support tables (which was my original
 idea). So, I’ve written a proposal for this, trying to keep tables as simple as possible for simple implementation into IM-clients.</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span lang="EN-US"> </span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span lang="EN-US">What do you think? Any comments and suggestions are appreciated.</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span lang="EN-US">Best regards,</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span lang="EN-US">Peter Waher</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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