[jdev] Re: Image transfer in chat ?

Heiner Wolf wolf at bluehands.de
Thu Apr 21 11:09:00 CDT 2005



>  <IMG
>   SRC="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODdhMAAwAPAAAAAAAP///ywAAAAAMAAw
>   AAAC8IyPqcvt3wCcDkiLc7C0qwyGHhSWpjQu5yqmCYsapyuvUUlvONmOZtfzgFz
>   [...]
>   F81M1OIcR7lEewwcLp7tuNNkM3uNna3F2JQFo97Vriy/Xl4/f1cf5VWzXyym7PH
>   hhx4dbgYKAAA7" />

..is really as much inline as it could be. I would choose a solution similar to MIME with <IMG SRC="cid:12345678"> and an additional <obj/> which contains the base64 coded image, IN THE SAME MESSAGE. 

I don't agree, that the Jabber way is defined by discoing and file-transferring everything. There are arguments for carrying images in the same message. Embedding images works equally well as embedding images by URL into MIME mails. They have a half-life period and after some time the external images disappear. If you want to archive complete messages with out the risk of loosing images, then the image data must be in the message. 

Dr. Klaus H. Wolf
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