[jdev] Re: XHTML-IM XEP implementation

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Thu Jan 4 13:59:15 CST 2007

Maciek Niedzielski wrote:
> Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>> Alexander Gnauck wrote:
>>> I would like prefer smth which allows multipart
>>> messages with different content types where plain text is always
>>> required. Content types could be plain text, xhtml, rtf etc...
>> Hmm, there are many issues with email to jabber translation (attached
>> files etc.). They are not easy to work out, but it would be interesting
>> to try. :-)
> If we want to replace email, maybe copy email's solution?
> I can imagine something like this:
> <message xmlns:content="....">
>  <body content:type="text/plain">
>   (plain text would still use body element to be backwards compatible)
>  </body>
>  <content:part type="text/html">
>   <html xmlns="......">.....</html>
>  </content:part>
>  <content:part type="image/png" encoding="base64"
>                disposition="inline" filename="x.png">
>    ...............................
>  </content:part>
> </message>

Except that I hate MIME. :-) Better, I think, for the sending domain to 
store the attachment (WebDAV anyone?) and for the recipient to retrieve 
the attachment via a well-defined file transfer method.


Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation

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