[JDEV] Flash 5's XMLSocket vs Jabber 1.2

Oliver George oliver at littledevil.com.au
Tue Oct 17 17:52:58 CDT 2000

Hi dlb,

> I've gotten a response from MM on this.  Their parser is miniscule, the
> entire flash player is just over 250K, apparently null termination is
> the lightest delimiter available when accounting for the additional code
> necessary to extend the xml-socket object for this purpose.

Cool, thanks for the insight.  Getting the whole phayer down to 250k is 
pretty impressive (now if they would only do a linux version of flash 5...)

> Does anyone know , or recognize, what Oliver meant by "crash" .  I'm
> assuming he meant the null terminator killed the session.

That shouldn't be hard to duplicate.  I get a core dump, one of the two 
processes i can see with 'ps aux' dies and it stops working (although i 
think it still tries to accept new connections).  I guess that the 
interface part, jabberd i think, is still running but the backend has 
crashed.  Only a guess though, i'm ignorant :)

> Is there a reason that Jabber's been configured to do this?


I'm pretty close to having a switch in the pthsock config which would 
turn it into flash5 compatible mode.  then flash5 can just connect on a 
different port.

Thanks for the info, Oliver.

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