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authorFlorent Le Coz <>2014-06-18 22:55:18 +0200
committerFlorent Le Coz <>2014-06-18 22:55:18 +0200
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Document the new way to send private messages
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@@ -122,8 +122,14 @@ The channel name can also be empty (for example ``), 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:
+There is two ways to address an IRC user, using a local part like this:
+or by using the in-room address of the participant, like this:
+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 ``.
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
-Instead, private messages are received from and sent to the user (using a
-jid like `nickname!`).
+IRC server). By default you will receive private messages from the “global”
+user (aka nickname!, unless you
+previously sent a message to an in-room participant (something like, in which case future
+messages from that same user will be received from that same “in-room” JID.
### Notices