Presence Information Protocol Requirements

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Authors Mark Day  , Lisa Dusseault  , Martin Calsyn  , Gordon Mohr  , Sonu Aggarwal 
Last updated 1998-02-10
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Online users have demonstrated a desire to know instantly whether another individual is online, to be notified when another individual arrives online, and to send instant messages. These applications currently use independent, non-standard and usually non-interoperable protocols. The goal is to define a standard protocol so that independently written client and server implementations can participate in a global network of ''online'' users. This draft outlines requirements for a Presence Information Protocol to support these applications. Distribution of this document is unlimited. Please send comments to the RVP discussion list at, which may be joined by sending a message with subject ''subscribe'' to rvp- Archives of past messages are available. Send the single word \021help\022 to for more information.


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