[jdev] Re: Image transfer in chat ?

Nolan Eakins sneakin at semanticgap.com
Tue Apr 26 01:38:16 CDT 2005

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I was going through the jdev posts, and found this in response to a post
of mine. Could you keep me and everyone else informed about any progress
on the simplification of the recovered Wiki page?


Richard Dobson wrote:
|> 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.
| Richard

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