[JDEV] Krufty Jabber Client

arh14 at cornell.edu arh14 at cornell.edu
Mon Aug 9 15:01:30 CDT 1999

On Mon, 9 Aug 1999, disq wrote:
> On Mon, 9 Aug 1999 arh14 at cornell.edu wrote:
> > Think about this:
> > 
> > If Jabber does not support MIME, what is stopping somebody from typing 
> > up a MIME message and just sending it as a plain text Jabber message to 
> > be interpreted at the endpoint?  I can base64 my MP3 add a MIME header 
> > and send it off to my friend Joe.  This is doable but ugly, so I suggest 
> > MIME be part of the Jabber protocol.

> well, MIME can be converted to XML, no? why write extra code for MIME?
> just embed MIME data in <ext> tags, the main message in <text> tags, and
> you're done. :} (k.i.s.s.)

This is basically what I am suggesting, except that there would be no 
<ext> tag ("extra"?).  It would just be MIME in a <message> tag.  Plain and 
simple.  I suppose the first text/plain segment could be broken out for 
ultra-simple clients which just could not understand MIME (messagable 
command line processes??).  I am not suggesting converting MIME *into* XML 
though (in the sense that MIME headers become XML tags and attributes).  I 
think that would be more complex than just sticking in a chunk of MIME text.


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