A Common Profile for Instant Messaging (CPIM)

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Authors Dave Crocker  , Athanassios Diacakis  , Florencio Mazzoldi  , Christian Huitema  , Graham Klyne  , Marshall Rose  , Jonathan Rosenberg  , Robert Sparks  , Hiroyasu Sugano 
Last updated 2000-08-21
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This memo describes a common set of Instant Messaging formats and services, independent of underlying IM infrastructure. The profile meets the requirements specified in RFC 2779 using a minimalist approach allowing interoperation of a wide range of IM systems.


Dave Crocker (dcrocker@bbiw.net)
Athanassios Diacakis (thanos@networkprojects.com)
Florencio Mazzoldi (ietf@mazzoldi.com)
Christian Huitema (huitema@microsoft.com)
Graham Klyne (GK-ietf@ninebynine.org)
Marshall Rose (mrose+mtr.mxcomp@dbc.mtview.ca.us)
Jonathan Rosenberg (jdrosen@cisco.com)
Robert Sparks (RjS@estacado.net)
Hiroyasu Sugano (suga@flab.fujitsu.co.jp)

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