[jdev] Flash vs Jabber

Daniel Noll daniel at noll.id.au
Tue Jan 9 17:29:56 CST 2007

> <psuedo-rant>Frankly, I'm not sure what Sander is so up in arms about in
> his article. People need stuff to "just work" and Flash is incredibly
> wide-spread. Having a non-XMPP protocol tweak for Flash clients is a
> very reasonable workaround (what we do in Wildfire). It's a couple of
> lines of code and doesn't affect other XMPP traffic. The alternative is
> that Flash developers would simply not use XMPP at all.

An alternative which doesn't involve breaking the protocol spec would be
to use HTTP Binding for Flash 8 and below, in the interim while people
update their Flash plugins.


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