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How is chat Id generated and used

Hi

I am new to wildfire/jiveChat. I am trying to understand how is chat ID generated and also how its used. Is it used to track anything. I see a random number generator to generate the chat ID.

Any info will be appreciated

Thanks

Hey srinivasan,

The chat ID (i.e. threadID) is generated by the client that initiates a new conversation. Messages exchanged between the affected users should keep the same threadID so that clients can easily figure out which message belongs to which window. The threadID is usaully a random generated string. Also note that threadID is an optional feature.

Having said that, I think that most of the clients out there do not generate or keep received threadIDs. So we had to make some modifications to Smack (yes, this is a client issue not a server one) in order to make it smarter and when a message does not have a threadID then it checks if there are other Chats with the same person going on and then adds the message to the newest (probably the active) chat.

Hope that helps.

Regards,

– Gato