[OTR-dev] Re: Re: Re: Requirements for libotr4
ian at cypherpunks.ca
Mon Jun 23 15:57:17 EDT 2008
On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 07:05:16PM +0000, Uli M wrote:
> On Fri 20.06.08 13:44, Ian Goldberg wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 05:14:52PM +0200, Jonathan Schleifer wrote:
> > > Uli M <a.sporto+bee at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > And should there be a default it should be text/plain and only *one*
> > > > line.
> > >
> > > I hope you mean the encrypted data and not the actual message? I
> > > understand that the encrypted data should be one line, but why the
> > > plaintext?
> > We're talking about the OTR Query message, which is not encrypted.
> > It's the message that's sent to trigger the other side to start OTR (if
> > it supports it). Right now, it looks like this:
> > const char *format = "?OTR%s\n<b>%s</b> has requested an "
> > "<a href=\"http://otr.cypherpunks.ca/\">Off-the-Record "
> > "private conversation</a>. However, you do not have a plugin "
> > "to support that.\nSee <a href=\"http://otr.cypherpunks.ca/\">"
> > "http://otr.cypherpunks.ca/</a> for more information.";
> > But, as has been pointed out, it's (1) in English, which is bad for many
> > people, and (2) it's multiple lines, which is bad for IRC (at least).
> (3) it's HTML which is bad for a whole lot of people and clients.
> > So I think the above will stay the default,
> Hmmmm...shouldn't a default be as compatible as possible? I agree that
> English is the right choice concerning the language but wouldn't that
> also imply one line and no HTML as in:
> const char *format = "?OTR%s. %s has requested an "
> "Off-the-Record private conversation. "
> "However, you do not have a plugin "
> "to support that. See http://otr.cypherpunks.ca/ "
> "for more information.";
Sounds reasonable. We can do that.
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