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Re: IRC/Realtime Chat WG

From: Ned Freed <Ned.Freed@innosoft.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 1999 18:34:22 -0800 (PST)
To: Kevin Day <toasty@dragondata.com>
Cc: Ned.Freed@innosoft.com, toasty@dragondata.com, discuss@apps.ietf.org

> > > Has any thought been given to the creation of an IRC or other realtime chat
> > > working group?

> > http://www.ietf.org/html.charters/impp-charter.html

> Yeah, I saw impp, however it really doesn't apply to IRC, and seems to have
> quite a different target that what I was looking for.

While it may not apply to IRC specifically, it definitely does touch on the
area of realtime chat.

> The goals I was more considering were a new IRC RFC that takes into account
> most/all of the server/client communications(which I realize someone is
> working on now), as well as architecting enhancements to the IRC protocol in
> a standard way.

It would certainly be a nice thing to do. But frankly, I don't think the IETF
has the bandwidth at present to undertake two such efforts.

Received on Friday, 31 December 1999 21:45:44 UTC

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