[JDEV] MIME, was My evil plans for a client.

Thomas D. Charron tcharron at my-deja.com
Mon Aug 9 11:10:22 CDT 1999

  Previouse proposals would be to use an http URL to transfer these types of files..  There are many, MANY easy to use tools to provide for these types of transfers..

  I actually had a semi-working file transfer function without a Win32 client thta split up a file and uuencoded it, sending it along inside of the <ext></ext> tags..

  There are MANY ways to do this..  I firmly belive that there should be a way to stream file transfers, hence, easily allowing for offline storage.  the UUENCODE way worked, as jabbertransport already supports buffering of offline users messages..
Thomas Charron

On Mon, 9 Aug 1999 08:23:31    Tim Lesher wrote:
>> Unfortunately, with the way MIME plain is, you'd be forced to download the
>> whole message. However, you wouldn't be forced to look at it. Undocumented
>> MIME extensions do exist whereby they send a URL for the part, but I don't
>> think we should go there.
>I disagree.  I think there needs to be some way to help folks who don't want
>to or currently have time to download a large multimedia attachment.  Think
>of a home user, running a Jabber client over a 28.8 modem connection.
>I don't know whether a URL, or some other client-to-client negotiation is in
>order, but I think it's something we need to address.
>Tim Lesher
>mailto:timl at epix.net
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>jdev at jabber.org

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