XChat version: 2.8.6
Many ircd send PONG with prefix which duplicates first argument of PONG, i.e.:
:irc.some.net PONG irc.some.net :target
but if prefix is omitted as such:
PONG irc.some.net :target
then XChat does not count it as valid in lag meter but puts message as such
* PONG irc.some.net LAG3683683119
in the status window.
It's strange thinking about RFC as both RFC1459 and RFC2812 have an example of PONG message which does not have any prefix. Don't you think it should be fixed somehow?
As we're currently thoroughly testing "ircd" module for FoxEye (which implements cyclic network scheme and flex unicode support) I've got curious if I have to add prefix to the message to satisfy XChat or follow RFC examples on it. Lot of other IRC clients are fully satisfied with non-prefixed PONG and meter lag successfully. :)