[Standards-JIG] XMPP bandwidth compression

Fabrice Desré - France Telecom R&D/MAPS/AST fabrice.desre at francetelecom.com
Thu Jul 1 07:38:57 UTC 2004

Bob Wyman wrote:

> 	As I mentioned in an earlier mail, W3C is working on this issue and
> there are working groups in ITU/ISO focused on the issues as well. The
> problem is not XMPP specific. These problems of size and parsing speed are
> general to ALL systems that use XML. Just as Jabber doesn't define XML, it
> shouldn't be defining "compressed," "binary," or "alternate" forms of XML.
> There should be a division of labor here... It would not be good if XMPP
> ended up defining a non-standard solution without some very distinct
> benefit.
> 	Something that *would* be useful, is an effort that generated a
> clear description of the requirements and constraints that exist in the
> domain that XMPP addresses. Such information would be very helpful in
> ensuring that XMPP issues and needs were understood by others and thus
> addressed in the process of clearing up the general issue. Also, it would
> make a great deal of sense to build up and characterize a stream "corpus" or
> set of them, that represents "streams" of XMPP that could be used, when
> solutions are proposed, as test cases. (Basically, all proposed methods
> should be tested against the same streams of information.) We should have a
> basic chat corpus, a MUC corpus, a pubsub corpus, etc. -- with each being as
> faithfully representative of real or expected streams as possible.
> 	XMPP should not attempt to "solve" this problem, however, the XMPP
> community should, I think, be active in helping to develop the solution to
> the overall problem.

  I agree wholeheartly with Bob. Being myself a member of the W3C XML 
Binary Characterization Working Group (http://www.w3.org/XML/Binary/), 
I'll be happy to forward the XMPP use case there.

  The template to use for such use cases follows :









  I'll welcome all inputs on this !

Fabrice Desré
France Télécom R&D/MAPS/AST
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