[jdev] Whiteboarding XEP

Kevin Smith kevin at kismith.co.uk
Tue Jul 3 20:49:18 UTC 2012

On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 9:20 PM, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:
> On 6/26/12 1:21 PM, Sergey Dobrov wrote:
>> On 06/27/2012 01:27 AM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>>> On 6/26/12 11:28 AM, Sergey Dobrov wrote:
>>>> Hello guys,
>>>> I am thinking of implementing some whiteboarding service for my habahaba
>>>> project. However, I don't know which standard should I choose for that:
>>>> * XEP-113 is deferred and provides very few functionality;
>>>> * XEP-284 can be used for shared editing of SVG document, so it can be
>>>> probably used as a whiteboarding service. Am I right? What troubles can
>>>> arise if I'll use XEP-284 in such manner? (Also, this XEP is deferred
>>>> too);
>>>> * tkabber has such plugin, but XEP is absence.
>>> You want to use XEP-284. There are a few implementations, but I don't
>>> know if they interoperate or how advanced they are.
>> May I ask which exactly implementation we have? And another question is
>> it okay to use XEP-284 as whiteboarding and not XML editing? I.e. with a
>> canvas (and not XML tags) and fixed type of the document.
> Yes, they use XEP-0284 just for whiteboarding, as I understand it, using
> SVG as the media type (not generic XML, or XHTML for documents, etc.).

This summer's GSoC project for whiteboarding in Swift will also
involve evaluating XEP-0284 and seeing if it's the best approach
(versus OT and the suchlike). Watch this space.


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