[JDEV] File Transfer Proposals

Dave dave at dave2.dave.tj
Wed Feb 20 15:01:32 CST 2002

HTTP has very good support for old and/or watered-down clients and
servers, because that's a problem that HTTP has had to deal with for more
than a decade now.  PDAs would probably implement _very_ minimal HTTP
clients/servers, while large filesharing hubs could employ a full-blown
server like Apache, possibly even allowing HTTPS connections, etc.
Another neat payoff is that the Jabber clients can stay a lot simpler
and be mostly independent of the file transfer components, if desired.

 - Dave

Richard Dobson wrote:
> > > And this will work with existing Jabber clients.
> Also on this point just because thats the way it was done by previous people
> it does not mean we should just retrict ourselves to HTTP, it may not be
> compatible with these until they were updated but the whole point of this
> discussion is to end up with a proper standard file transfer protocol that
> can be deployed to all clients and I still think the HTTP protocol is
> unnecessary and bloated especailly once you get down to small clients and
> PDA's etc where every k counts.
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