[jdev] Re: XHTML-IM XEP implementation

Maciek Niedzielski machekku at uaznia.net
Thu Jan 4 14:04:25 CST 2007

Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> 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. :-)

If Peter says so, then I will consider hating MIME, too. Just need to
find some reasons first ;)

> 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.

But you still need a method to advertise the attachments somehow.

(As a side note, you can download email attachments on-demand with IMAP)

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