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 ...@@ -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 case this represents the virtual channel provided by biboumi. See *Connect
to an IRC server* for more details. to an IRC server* for more details.
IRC users have a local part formed like this: There is two ways to address an IRC user, using a local part like this:
`user_name`!`irc_server`. `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, 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, 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. ...@@ -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 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 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 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 IRC server). By default you will receive private messages from the “global”
room participant (from a jid like #test%irc.example.com@biboumi.example.com/nickname). user (aka nickname!irc.example.com@biboumi.example.com), unless you
Instead, private messages are received from and sent to the user (using a previously sent a message to an in-room participant (something like
jid like `nickname!irc.example.com@biboumi.example.com`). #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 ### Notices
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