Sometimes, people have the need to send large texts related to the current topic but because of their length, make it hard to follow the conversation (specially on mobile devices). On other occasions, people may want to discuss or just make a little quick comment related to a film or a book in a conversation with multiple people that may or may not know the plot. Also, every now and then, people may want to send a private message (in the sense that people near the receiver must not be able to read) or inline images to someone is known is in a public enviroment like libraries, coffehouses, bars, etc.
This specification defines a way to indicate message's content does not have to be displayed until receiver requests to do so.
If a client implements spoiler messages, it MUST specify the 'urn:xmpp:spoiler:0' feature in its service discovery information features as specified in Service Discovery (XEP-0030)  and the Entity Capabilities profile specified in Entity Capabilities (XEP-0115) .
Messages user wants to be sent as spoilers, MUST contain a <spoiler> element qualified by the 'urn:xmpp:spoiler:0' namespace and optionally, <spoiler> elements may contain character data as a hint that warns about the topic of the spoiler message. They may also possess the 'xml:lang' attribute.
This document introduces no additional security considerations above and beyond those defined in the documents on which it depends.
This document requires no interaction with the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) .
This specification defines the following XML namespace:
Upon advancement of this specification to draft status, the XMPP Registrar  shall include the foregoing namespaces in its registry of protocol namespaces <https://xmpp.org/registrar/namespaces.html> and in its disco features registry <https://xmpp.org/registrar/disco-features.html> as defined in Service Discovery (XEP-0030) .
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