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Re: Accessible IM Programs that can talk to otherson different services - XMPP Compliant Client programs thatare accessible as well


From: Michael R. Burks
Date: Mar 23, 2007 7:30AM


Thank you!

Apparently it does, but there is Jabber.com and Jabber.org and one is
commercial and one is the XMPP standards org. I am just getting into this
and am not completely sure of what is going on.

Mike Burks

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different services - XMPP Compliant Client programs that are accessible as

Hi Michael,

Does Jabber use the protocol (XMPP)?

Some visually impaired Mac users recommend using iChat with a Jabber


Michael R. Burks wrote:
> I do not know how many people have heard of XMPP.
> Basically it is a protocol for among other things, allowing IMs to pass
> between different services
> The Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) is the IETF's
> formalization of the base XML streaming protocols for instant messaging
> presence developed within the Jabber community starting in 1999.
> - from http://www.xmpp.org/summary.html
> I am wondering if anyone knows of IM clients that are both accessible and
> adhere to this protocol?
> It think it is going to take off big time and accessibility is going to be
> major issue with these clients.
> Mike Burks