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Common Profile for Instant Messaging (CPIM) (RFC3860)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000030558D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Aug-17
Document File: 14 page(s) / 27K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Peterson: AUTHOR

Abstract

At the time this document was written, numerous instant messaging protocols were in use, and little interoperability between services based on these protocols has been achieved. This specification defines common semantics and data formats for instant messaging to facilitate the creation of gateways between instant messaging services.

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Network Working Group                                        J. Peterson

Request for Comments: 3860                                       NeuStar

Category: Standards Track                                    August 2004

              Common Profile for Instant Messaging (CPIM)

Status of this Memo

   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 of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2004).

Abstract

   At the time this document was written, numerous instant messaging

   protocols were in use, and little interoperability between services

   based on these protocols has been achieved.  This specification

   defines common semantics and data formats for instant messaging to

   facilitate the creation of gateways between instant messaging

   services.

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2

   2.  Terminology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

   3.  Abstract Instant Messaging Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

       3.1.  Overview of Instant Messaging Service  . . . . . . . . .  4

       3.2.  Identification of INSTANT INBOXes  . . . . . . . . . . .  5

             3.2.1.  Address Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

       3.3.  Format of Instant Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

       3.4.  The Messaging Service  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

             3.4.1.  The Message Operation  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

             3.4.2.  Looping  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6

   4.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7

   5.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8

       5.1.  The IM URI Scheme. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8

   6.  Contributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8

   7.  References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9

       7.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9

       7.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9

Peterson                    Standards Track                     [Page 1]

RFC 3860                          CPIM                       August 2004

   A.  IM URI IANA Registration Template  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

       A.1.  URI Scheme Name  . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....