[standards-jig] Re: XHTML-IM (JEP-0071) and in-band images

Tomasz Sterna tomek at smoczy.net
Mon Jan 5 21:19:38 UTC 2004


W liście z pon, 05-01-2004, godz. 19:56, Alexander Gnauck pisze: 
> > Yes. What about sending in-band images instead attaching out-of-band
> > <img/> links?
> i think this is a very good idea. As a client developer i would really
> like to do that for emote icons. On the other side its lots of more
> traffic. So we should find a way that one client can request the
> pictures/animations/videos from the other client. When requested them
> once then the client could store them temporary.

I think Richard suggested a very good solution.
We could develop a separate protocol for requesting images via IBB.
Something like: jibi://user@jabber.srv/imgidentifier.png
Client should cache these images at least for the session time
(I think it would cache it forever for later usage as clipart gallery
for own messages :-)
When an in-band image is linked in <img/> tag, client should check if it
has the image in local storage and if not get it via IBB.

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