[jdev] State of the XMPP Clients?

Andreas Monitzer jdev at monitzer.com
Wed Aug 17 01:08:45 UTC 2011

On Dienstag, 16. August 2011 at 23:30, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> Don't forget OTR, too (I might be working on an Internet-Draft about
> that with some of the OTR folks):
> http://www.cypherpunks.ca/otr/

I know about OTR, but I don't like the standard. Due to its transport-independence, it doesn't integrate at all into XMPP. For example, there's no discovery for it. The client determines support at the other side by sending encrypted text and waiting whether a "wtf" by an irritated/confused human or a proper OTR response comes back.
It also takes over the regular <body/>-tag for its binary data instead of using a proper separate tag with its own namespace (like xhtml-im).

Further, the library's LGPL license is incompatible with Apple's App Store, and so I'd have to implement it on my own… At least the spec seems to be fairly detailed.
> "The great thing about standards is there are so many to choose from!"

Andreas Monitzer

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