[uf-discuss] Chat formats again (Adium + Rails/Jabber Chat)

Breton Slivka zen at zenpsycho.com
Fri Aug 11 21:58:38 PDT 2006

A couple neat ones pop into my head off the bat.
Someone pastes in an hCard, click it and it gets added to your  
address book.
Someone pastes in an hCalendar vevent, added to your calendar app.

On Aug 11, 2006, at 10:05 PM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 11, 2006 at 06:44:44PM -0700, Chris Messina wrote:
>> I had a conversation with the Growl/Adium/Foom guy today... primarily
>> about microformats in Adium
>> He tells me that he's working with a bunch of other IM clients (GAIM,
>> Adium, Kopete) to adopt an XML based chat format:
>> http://trac.adiumx.com/wiki/XMLLogFormat
>> I spent a good deal of time trying to win him over about why he  
>> should
>> consider HTML and microformats for both chat logs and chat display,
>> but he wouldn't budge.
> Over in the Jabber community we have an XML format as well (by no  
> means
> universally adopted):
> http://www.jabber.org/jeps/jep-0136.html#fileformat
> But with XSLT we can simply transform one format into another, no?
> BTW I have been working on preparing the XHTML-IM integration set for
> more robust microformats support:
> http://www.jabber.org/jeps/jep-0071.html
> Do you guys have any use cases for microformats in IM that I can  
> use to
> socialize these concepts in the Jabber community?
>> It seems to me that we need to push forward with some kind of
>> Campfire-esque web-based chat client that supports Jabber auth. The
>> only one I've found so far that's open source is Congress...
>> http://www.petercooper.co.uk/archives/001038.html
>> I'd like to find time, perhaps at a Mash Pit during BarCampEarth to
>> code this thing up using some kind of microformat. Anyone interested?
> Have at it and post the results! :-)
> Peter
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