Commit 386ac418 authored by louiz’'s avatar louiz’

Document the new way to send private messages

parent 04de62a4
......@@ -122,8 +122,14 @@ The channel name can also be empty (for example `%irc.example.com`), in that
case this represents the virtual channel provided by biboumi. See *Connect
to an IRC server* for more details.
IRC users have a local part formed like this:
`user_name`!`irc_server`.
There is two ways to address an IRC user, using a local part like this:
`nickname`!`irc_server`
or by using the in-room address of the participant, like this:
`channel_name`%`irc_server`@`biboumi.example.com`/`Nickname`
The second JID is available only to be compatible with XMPP clients when the
user wants to send a private message to the participant `Nickname` in the
room `channel_name%irc_server@biboumi.example.com`.
On XMPP, the node part of the JID can only be lowercase. On the other hand,
IRC nicknames are case-insensitive, this means that the nicknames toto,
......@@ -206,10 +212,11 @@ be changed on all channels on the same server as well.
Private messages are handled differently on IRC and on XMPP. On IRC, you
talk directly to one server-user: toto on the channel #foo is the same user
as toto on the channel #bar (as long as these two channels are on the same
IRC server). Using biboumi, there is no way to receive a message from a
room participant (from a jid like #test%irc.example.com@biboumi.example.com/nickname).
Instead, private messages are received from and sent to the user (using a
jid like `nickname!irc.example.com@biboumi.example.com`).
IRC server). By default you will receive private messages from the “global”
user (aka nickname!irc.example.com@biboumi.example.com), unless you
previously sent a message to an in-room participant (something like
#test%irc.example.com@biboumi.example.com/nickname), in which case future
messages from that same user will be received from that same “in-room” JID.
### Notices
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