[Gajim-devel] Message Styling

Yann Leboulanger asterix at lagaule.org
Wed Nov 29 14:25:00 CET 2017


We already have this kind of markup. We support * (bold), _ (underline) 
and / (italic)

So yes implementing that isn't that complexe. We hae to update our regex 
rule to match what the XEP do, and add the other styling.

But it's not clear how thing should be rendered. For example in Gajim we 
have an option to keep the styling characters (*, _, /) or not when 
rendering the text. Particulary for the Quotation part, we have to 
replace the > by whitespaces?

To answer your question, I think that styling is nice and a complement 
to HTML. it is very simple to write (just need to add one char to use 
that), and match most of the cases user need. HTML is more complex to 
use (need a GUI or write tags manually) but more powerfull.


On 28/11/2017 21:49, Sam Whited wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm trying to solicit some feedback for XEP-0393: Message Styling [1].
> I'm aware that Gajim already has its own simple styling language similar
> (but not compatible) with the one defined in styling, but I was
> wondering if the developers thought that styling met the needs of Gajim
> and its users, even if you don't plan on implementing it in the future?
> Is there anything critical to Gajims use case that you think is missing
> from styling?
> If not, is styling something you'd consider implementing if it meant
> better compatibility with existing clients?
> Does it interfere with your existing styling language in any way?
> Any other feedback you can provide?
> Thanks in advance,
> Sam
> [1]: https://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0393.html
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