Making chat clients smarter is undoubtedly a good idea. I think though that ZZamboni's idea is a better solution as it will fix everybody's script all at once.
An added benefit is that if at some point in the future, someone else writes a script similar to your's, then they wouldn't have to add this logic, because the site already does it. It just seems like a cleaner solution to me.
My vote: make it a feature of the site.
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