[JDEV] A piece of MIME? (possible alternate solution)
jeremie at jabber.org
Wed Aug 11 00:19:55 CDT 1999
> Hmm, I like the way this solution is flows better than mine. I'd ask the
> question of how we will make sure plain-text clients won't parse <mime> as
> text, or are we de-facto'ing they won't?
Any normal XML parser would seperate the <mime></mime> content as another
node, so it should be easy for clients to de-facto ignore it and display
only the cdata within the <say></say> tags. If they do happen to display
the additional content, the plain text should be first and the rest would
just appear as garbage.
> I would also suggest the type "message/jabber" for forwarding a jabber
> message verbatim.
That should work slick, and of course, all the special characters would be
escaped. The forwarded message would look like a pile of garbage in the
raw protocol, but they would be perfectly parseable and fine to an XML
Hmm... I like this, it can work well in with the file transfer proposal
also, where you could have a
embeded in a message. You could embed all sorts of things into messages,
other messages, URLs, HTML pages, etc...
Actually, I can see lots of valor in this approach... it fits in very
nicely with the rest of Jabber and adds a good deal of additional
flexibility and functionality without forcing restrictions. Cool! We'll
have to play with it in the real world and make sure not to abuse it
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