[jdev] File Transfer Interoperability

Alex Wenckus alex at jivesoftware.com
Mon Aug 6 15:24:08 CDT 2007


I do like the idea of an alternative namespace as well. The reason we went the route we did was we thought it would be low impact from a protocol standpoint and wouldn't cause the sort of issues it did. I will work on writing a XEP that encompasses the functionality we desire and bring it before the group.

Cheers,
Alex
----- Original Message -----
From: "Justin Karneges" <justin-keyword-jabber.093179 at affinix.com>
To: "Jabber software development list" <jdev at jabber.org>
Sent: Monday, August 6, 2007 12:41:06 PM (GMT-0800) America/Los_Angeles
Subject: Re: [jdev] File Transfer Interoperability

> > Spark uses a special variant of XEP-96 that apparently breaks
> > compatibility with every other client, most likely due to x:data
> > ambiguity.  I'd suggest the Spark guys make an extension that is less
> > prone to misinterpretation. 
>
> I don't know what the best solution is in this situation. We want Spark to
> be compatible as can be in this case but if we were to move to strictly
> interpret the XEP this would cause a degradation in the file transfer
> experience in Spark, as you can see it was a lose, lost situation.

As I wrote, maybe it is possible to make an extension that won't be 
misinterpretted.  Rather than fiddling with the x:data form, how about going 
the traditional route and adding some new namespaced elements/attributes?

We can take a time machine back to 2003:
  http://mail.jabber.org/pipermail/members/2003-August/002570.html

-Justin




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