[jdev] Flash vs Jabber

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Tue Jan 16 11:04:23 CST 2007

Artur Hefczyc wrote:
>> Btw, as an example to show the entry barrier, the coder of the still
>> very small server project Tigase told me that he has no time to
>> implement protocol violations like the Flash work around; he said he has
>> already enough work with just implementing the XMPP specs.
> Hehe, as I was mentioned here let me say something too :-)
> Working alone on a project I was tempted to take shortcuts
> and implement some things in non-standard way to have results earlier.
> There is a reason however to not do this.
> No offense to Jive Software who has to provide just working server for
> their customers. I understand that.
> But breaking standards is something Microsoft is an expert at for years.
> And now we end-up with WEB where some sites are only accessible
> with IE and others are accessible with other browsers.
> Web developers have hard time to create sites accessible from all
> browsers.
> So please don't do that again for Jabber/XMPP.

Well now that Adobe/Macromedia is supposedly acquiring Antepo, maybe 
they will build in more native XMPP support, so that the Flash hack can 
wither away... :-)


Peter Saint-Andre
XMPP Standards Foundation

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