[jdev] Re: Image transfer in chat ?

Richard Dobson richard at dobson-i.net
Thu Apr 21 09:51:51 CDT 2005

> So what's the plan?  Something like the email cid: URL scheme which 
> specifies
> the hash of the file?

> <img src="hash:abcdef000000..."/>

> I think it would work quite well... as long as you can also specify where 
> the
> image is (presumably you would get it via file transfer, so you'd need a
> mechanism to request files or something like that.)

Exactly myself and others were working on this type of thing on the 
jabber.org wiki (which doesnt seem to be there anymore), but Peter kindly 
found the following URL to the google cache of it.

TinyURL: http://tinyurl.com/3vny5

No one else really seemed interested in it up until now. If I were to 
produce a new spec I would simplify it much more but it gives the basic 
jist, i.e. you communicate a file hash utilising the industry standard cid: 
URI which allows the recipient to retrieve the file via standard file 
transfer should they want to, nice and simple and seems far more "jabber 
like" to me.


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