[jdev] Whiteboarding XEP

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Tue Jul 3 20:50:52 UTC 2012

On 7/3/12 2:49 PM, Kevin Smith wrote:
> 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.

Looking forward to a full report!


Peter Saint-Andre

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