Motivations for real-time text in XMPP, the seamless addition of the feature, the protocol in XEP-0301, and its use.
The presentation describes the functionality of real-time text added
to the XMPP environment by draft extension XEP-0301.
By application to both sending and receiving XMPP clients, a more
fluent conversation by text is achieved, where text is displayed at
the far end at the rate it is typed by the transmitting party.
This reduces stress and waiting time in intensive text communication
The extension can be seamlessly applied, so that if it is not
supported by both ends, the functionality is as plain message based
XMPP. Therefore introduction can be made gradually.
In order to not overload servers and networks, the trasmission
itervals can be kept long, and instead the real-time impression get
recreated by a feature called "Natural Typing".
Opportunities for interoperability with real-time text in other
environments will be explained, and indications given for easy
integration in other XMPP implementations.
Demonstrations will be made of the RealJabber client, implementing
the draft as an open source project, managed by the author of the
XEP-0301 draft, Mark Rejhon.
It is with the experience, need and interest from people with
communications related disabilities that this extension is
developed, but it has apparent benefits for all.