[Standards-JIG] Re: UPDATED: JEP-0081 (Jabber MIME Type)

Tijl Houtbeckers thoutbeckers at splendo.com
Tue Jan 18 19:23:30 UTC 2005


On Tue, 18 Jan 2005 11:13:46 -0700, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at jabber.org>  
wrote:

> Actually, I think it would be better to just include an XMPP URI in the
> application/jabber+xml file.
>
> So instead of this:
>
> <jabber>
>   <chat>stpeter at jabber.org</chat>
> </jabber>
>
> We would have:
>
> <jabber>xmpp:stpeter at jabber.org?message&type=chat</jabber>
>
> That way, we don't hard-code use cases into the schema, and you can
> support any use cases that can be encoded into an XMPP URI. Thus, the
> Jabber MIME type simply provides a way to get around bad browers and
> operating systems that make it prohibitively hard to add support for new
> URI schemes.
>
> Thoughts?

Sounds like a good idea, but it's more "hack" to get your app to pass the  
uri than "jabber+xml", so I think it should have a different content type,  
like "xmpp+uri". That would leave room for a "real" format, that doesn't  
rely on parsing uri's.



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