[jdev] Google Summer of Code

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Tue Jun 14 22:06:18 CDT 2005

On Tue, Jun 14, 2005 at 11:48:37PM +0100, Richard Dobson wrote:
> >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.

Maybe we need to have a debate on the relative merits of these proposals
at some point, since functionality of this kind could make possible some
interesting applications...


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