[jdev] Google Summer of Code

Richard Dobson richard at dobson-i.net
Tue Jun 14 17:48:37 CDT 2005

> There was also another spec which dealt in this sort of stuff which 
> slightly
> preceded yours:

> http://www.jabber.org/jeps/jep-0070.html

Yes I know

> It might even work better for this sort of simple web commenting thing. 
> But
> actually I wonder why a new JEP was created instead of adding new use 
> cases
> to the existing one.  I guess it doesn't matter though, since they were 
> both
> deferred in the end anyway...

The thing is they work in fundamentally different ways and simply adding use 
cases will not allow JEP-0070 work in the way JEP-0101 does, JEP-0070 
requires that the web server be tied to a jabber server for it to work which 
creates some serious scalability and security concerns which are especially 
problematic for web farms, whereas JEP-0101 allows the jabber (ticket 
serving) component to be completely separated from the webserver. JEP-0101 
also potensially means less network roundtrips in the jabber layer as the 
client can use the same ticket across multiple websites and pages without 
having to re-request it, overall JEP-0101 is a much more scalable and 
efficient solution.


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