RE: reinvite or re-invite?

Subject: RE: reinvite or re-invite?
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Yves Barbion" <yves -dot- barbion -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 08:37:52 -0600

Yves Barbion wrote:

> Which is correct: to reinvite or to re-invite?

According to and Merriam-Webster (, neither. :-)

Google found about 39,000 matches for "reinvite" (in quotes; otherwise
it finds all the variants), but 107,000 for "re-invite" (in quotes).
Most of the top matches are about the INVITE message in SIP signaling;
subsequent INVITE messages (to keep a session alive) are generally
referred to as "re-INVITEs." Definitely jargon.

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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