[rfc-dist] RFC 3994 on Indication of Message Composition for Instant Messaging

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        RFC 3994

        Title:      Indication of Message Composition for
                    Instant Messaging
        Author(s):  H. Schulzrinne
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       January 2005
        Mailbox:    hgs at cs.columbia.edu
        Pages:      13
        Characters: 27472
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:    None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-simple-iscomposing-03.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3994.txt

In instant messaging (IM) systems, it is useful to know during an IM
conversation whether the other party is composing a message; e.g.,
typing or recording an audio message.  This document defines a new
status message content type and XML namespace that conveys
information about a message being composed.  The status message can
indicate the composition of a message of any type, including text,
voice, or video.  The status messages are delivered to the instant
messaging recipient in the same manner as the instant messages

This document is a product of the SIP for Instant Messaging and
Presence Leveraging Extensions Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for
the Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions
for improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the
"Internet Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the
standardization state and status of this protocol.  Distribution
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