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Instant Messaging Information Site

Instant messaging has been a hot technology for years, with standardization activities ongoing now for nearly a decade. But, the fruit of that labor is starting to pay off as the world begins to converge on interoperable instant messaging standards. The two popular standards that have emerged are XMPP and SIMPLE, with XMPP clearly well in front of SIMPLE in terms of deployment and breadth of client and server support.

Instant Messaging Standards

XMPP-related Standards

XMPP-Related Papers

SIP-related IM Standards

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