[JDEV] Using HTTP or other connectionless layer for wireless clients

Al Sutton al at alsutton.com
Tue Jul 17 01:09:03 CDT 2001


I've looked into an HTTP transport and concluded then "simplest" method is
to have a persistent program on a server (such as a servlet) which takes
requests from clients and sends them over a socket it keeps open.

Not plesant, but it'll work.


----- Original Message -----
From: "O'Brien-Strain, Eamonn" <eob at exch.hpl.hp.com>
To: <jdev at jabber.org>
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2001 10:40 PM
Subject: [JDEV] Using HTTP or other connectionless layer for wireless

> Hello,
> I am looking at the issues involved with putting a Jabber client on
> devices.  One of the real-world features of such devices is that network
> connectivity tends to be intermittent with frequent, sometimes brief,
> outages.  It seems therefore that the normal Jabber implementation with a
> continuously open TCP socket for the duration of a session is a bit
> problematic.
> What is the current status of alternate lower layers for Jabber?  I have
> seen mentions of HTTP but does it mean HTTP as a layer in the network
> protocol or does it means implementing a Jabber client in a Web server
> allowing the use of a standard web browser as the UI?  How about using UDP
> instead of TCP sockets?  In the XML data being passed back and forth is
> there enough information to keep track of session information in the
> of a continuous connection?
> In general is anyone looking at Jabber on wireless devices?
> Thanks.
> __
> Eamonn O'Brien-Strain
> HP Labs
> eob at hpl.hp.com
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