[jdev] Google to Connect to Other IM Networks Using Jabber Transports?

Andre-John Mas ajmas at sympatico.ca
Mon Nov 5 08:46:15 CST 2007

On 1-Nov-07, at 17:00 , Peter Saint-Andre wrote:

> Ernest Nova wrote:
>> FWIW:
>> http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2007/10/google-to-connect-to-other-im-networks.html
> Yes I saw that in my RSS feeds this morning. I don't have any inside
> information to share about it, but it's intriguing. However, it  
> seems to
> me that they would prefer to do native XMPP with other services since
> that would give them real federation (not the client-proxy hack  
> involved
> in traditional transports).

Yup, from my experience few clients make the use of transports clear and
easy to understand. By ensuring everything is happening on the server  
it makes things easier for the average user.

The only thing, is I am not sure I can imagine how they would deal  
with MSN,
which allows for accounts with domain names which aren't in the  
msn.com or
hotmail.com realm. Maybe this could be a fallback method if everything  
fails, something like:
    - if matches @yahoo.* try connecting using Yahoo
    - if matches @icq.com try connecting using icq
    - if matches @gmail.com try connecting using Jabber
    - try other smart matches
    - else attempt Jabber and on failure try MSN


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