Implementation Guide for Expressing Context in Direct Messaging

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Overview

This guide defines a mechanism for expressing the context of a Direct message exchange by providing a framework for the inclusion of contextual metadata by the message sender. Such metadata may be helpful for routing and processing of Direct messages, such as in cases where the payload format contains limited or no intrinsic metadata, or when the reason for the transmission may not be easily determined from the payload content. The framework described within the guide was designed so that the metadata can also be available to users of non-conforming applications in a human-readable format.

Recent Updates

  • June 19, 2018: In its June 2018 meeting, the Implementers Workgroup reached consensus to advance the Implementation Guide for Expressing Context in Direct Messaging to version 1.1. This version includes as an appendix an updated set of the examples noted below.
  • June 2, 2017: As an aid to implementers, non-normative examples of messages expressing context have been compiled. These will be added as an appendix to the IG for Expressing Context when it is further advanced. The examples can be found here:

File:Implementation Guide for Expressing Context in Direct Messaging v1.0-EXAMPLES-2017060201.docx

File:Implementation Guide for Expressing Context in Direct Messaging v1.0-EXAMPLES-2017060201.pdf

Versions

For finalized, citable versions of the text, please see the table below.

Version # Date Title Status Document
Version 1.0-Draft 2016-12-29 Implementation Guide for Expressing Context in Direct Messaging Draft for Trial Use File:Implementation Guide for Expressing Context in Direct Messaging v1.0-DRAFT-2016122901.docx

File:Implementation Guide for Expressing Context in Direct Messaging v1.0-DRAFT-2016122901.pdf

Version 1.1 2018-06-19 Implementation Guide for Expressing Context in Direct Messaging Published File:Implementation Guide for Expressing Context in Direct Messaging v1.1.docx File:Implementation Guide for Expressing Context in Direct Messaging v1.1.pdf