I'd like to know why so many people have gravitated towards Matrix, but not many towards XMPP. Also, why do Matrix detractors not advocate XMPP?
In particular, I'm concerned with the experience for non-technical users as well.
@sir, I'd appreciate your input, since I know you advocate IRC; is there anything specifically wrong with XMPP?
@philipwhite the X is a big problem with XMPP
@thomas What exactly is not nice about XML? As I said, I've heard this objection, but I want to understand it.
I don't think extensibility is a problem at all. Certainly building a client for XMPP with extensions is as easy as building a client for a protocol with those extensions builtin. Have this "mess" of extensions means we have a lot of under-featured clients + a few fully compliant ones instead of just a few reference clients like Matrix has.
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