[Standards-JIG] File transfer improvements

Kevin Smith kevin at kismith.co.uk
Fri Jul 7 17:15:04 UTC 2006

On 7 Jul 2006, at 17:36, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> Nolan Eakins wrote:
>>  but we need to be able to send
>> files to people who are offline. This would allow actual  
>> attachments and
>> inline images in offline messag
> Those are nice ideas. How will it happen?
> ... Naturally, many
> server deployments may not want to provide that kind of offline  
> storage.

Many won't, but I think there's a great number of people who run  
their own servers and wouldn't mind this (with sensible constraints).  
It's also worth considering email, which we compare ourselves to  
(well, I do) email servers allow (limited size) offline file storage;  
if we'd like every isp to eventually provide xmpp like they do mail,  
it's not infeasible that we'd end up with admins willing to give 5meg  
to each user or such.


Kevin Smith, PhD Student, Computer Science, Exeter University http:// 
Psi XMPP client project leader - http://psi-im.org

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