[jdev] XMPP client/server issues with Flash-based client

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Mon Mar 5 13:01:16 CST 2007

Flash doesn't like XML streams and XMPP is streaming XML. A Google 
search for "Flash+Jabber" or "Flash+XMPP" will probably yield some 


M. David Peterson wrote:
> Hey All,
> Peter Fisk (Cc'd) has developed direct support for XMPP into Vista 
> Smalltalk, a .NET and now Flash-based implementation of Smalltalk and 
> Lisp.  It seems he's run into some problems, however, with getting XMPP 
> to work in the Flash-based version (see: 
> http://vistascript.net/vistascript/flex/vst.swf for a working demo and 
> visit http://vistasmalltalk.wordpress.com/ 
> <http://vistasmalltalk.wordpress.com/> for a running list of entries 
> that provide various demo's to help get you started)
> In follow-up to a question I posed to Peter in a recent blog entry,
> @ 
> http://vistasmalltalk.wordpress.com/2007/02/22/wpfe-10-wont-support-clr/#comment-3676
>     David,
>     On opening a socket connection to any Jabber server, I can catch the
>     "connection established" event after which it seems to hang. There
>     is no problem connecting from Flash to http servers and I can
>     connect to Jabber using Exodus with no problem. I added a
>     "crossdomain.xml" file to the same directory as the *.swf file:
>     Any thoughts?
> I personally don't have enough experience with Flash to be able to know 
> the answer (or at least the possible answer) to the problem.  Am digging 
> around a bit to see what I might be able to come up with (I doubt much I 
> need to express to this list how cool it would be to have this 
> capability built into a Smalltalk/Lisp interpreter for Flash! ;-)), but 
> it seemed worth posting this to the dev-list to see if anyone else out 
> there might be able to lead and guide me, and ultimately, Peter, to the 
> solution.
> Thanks in advance for any and all help/advice!
> -- 
> /M:D
> M. David Peterson
> http://mdavid.name | http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/au/2354 
> <http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/au/2354> | http://dev.aol.com/blog/3155
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