The Multi-User Chat protocol is specified in XEP-0045 (a Draft Standard of the XMPP Standards Foundation). This specification defines an XMPP protocol extension for multi-user text chat, whereby multiple XMPP users can exchange messages in the context of a room or channel, similar to Internet Relay Chat (IRC). In addition to standard chatroom features such as room topics and invitations, the protocol defines a strong room control model, including the ability to kick and ban users, to name room moderators and administrators, to require membership or passwords in order to join the room, etc.
The following XML namespaces are used in the context of the Multi-User Chat protocol:
The following XML schemas are available for the Multi-User Chat protocol:
Information about this XMPP protocol is maintained by the XMPP Registrar.