[Standards-JIG] imap 2 xmpp

Hal Rottenberg halr9000 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 22 18:57:15 UTC 2006


On 1/22/06, bernhard <bz at datenkueche.com> wrote:
> 1.) Email messages are MIME based XMPP messages are xml based
> First of all, the email-messages must be converted to XML.
> It makes not much sense to base64 encode mime messages an put the base64
> into
> <message type="badidea">base64 </message>
>
> HTML must be converted to XHTML and Javascript should not be allowed in
> Mails.
> All XML and text data must be readable directly - they must not be
> base64 encoded.
> No MIME in Jabber!
> If there is no text only version of the email, a html-mail must be
> converted to text as an option for the client.
> There may be a mechanism to handle binary data - but that's not the
> first goal.
>
> A text only email can be converted very easy to a jabber message.
> The only pitfall is the encoding.

Problem with this is that you are tossing the existing RFCs out the
window and starting over.  That will make adoption pretty difficult,
wouldn't it?

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