[jdev] XMPP vs IMAP

Thomas Baquet ld.blackfox at gmail.com
Fri Nov 5 08:20:59 CST 2010


On 05/11/2010 07:54, Softish soft wrote:
> Hi!
>
> Apart that IMAP doesn't handle communication in near real-time.
> What other differences are there between XMPP and IMAP
> Meaning, why can't you just use IMAP/SMTP as a communication IM protocol?
>
> Thanks
>
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Perhaps because XMPP is an extensible protocol. Then there are a lot of 
features you can't have in IMAP/SMTP protocol... (take a look to the 
documentation)

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