Instant Message Disposition Notification (IMDN)
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, simple mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, simple chair <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Instant Message Disposition Notification' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Instant Message Disposition Notification ' <draft-ietf-simple-imdn-11.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the SIP for Instant Messaging and Presence Leveraging Extensions Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Jon Peterson and Cullen Jennings. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-simple-imdn-11.txt
Technical Summary This document provides a mechanism whereby endpoints can request Instant Message Disposition Notifications (IMDN), including delivery, processing and read notifications, for page-mode instant messages. The Common Profile for Instant Messaging (CPIM) data format specified in RFC 3862 is extended with new header fields that enable endpoints to request IMDNs. A new message format is also defined to convey IMDNs. This document also describes how SIP entities behave using this extension. Working Group Summary The SIMPLE WG supports advancement of this specification. Document Quality This document was reviewed for the IESG by Jon Peterson. Spencer Dawkins reviewed the document for Gen-ART. Robert Sparks is the document shepherd. Media type review was posted Feb 13, 2007. RFC Editor Note Page 4, Introduction, Last Paragraph OLD IMDNs include positive delivery, negative delivery (i.e., a message did not get delivered successfully), read notifications (i.e., a message was rendered) as well as processed notifications. By using CPIM header fields, the IMDN request and delivery are abstracted outside the transport protocol allowing interoperability between different IM systems. NEW This specification defines three categories of disposition types, "delivery", "processing", and "read". Specific disposition types provide more detailed information. For example, the "delivery" category includes "delivered" to indicate successful delivery and "failed" to indicate failure in delivery. Page 5, Terminology, second-to-last bullet OLD Disposition type: the type of IMDN that can be requested. This specification defines three, namely "delivery", "processing" and "read" disposition types. NEW This specification defines three categories of disposition types, "delivery", "processing", and "read".