[Standards-JIG] proto-xep - File Sharing - PEP Based

Mridul mridul at sun.com
Sun Oct 15 11:00:01 UTC 2006


  Now that Remko pointed out a section of the pep spec I missed (or 
introduced since I last read it - oh well) , I guess you can directly 
use pep and just specify which full jid is exposing it in replyto.
Makes it simpler than finding out which channel of a user is publishing 
the info.


Mridul wrote:
> I would prefer pubsub to PEP here : this does not really feel like a 
> solution which can be modelled on pep.
> You are not publishing anything which is common across all resources 
> of a node - different sessions of a node would want to publish 
> different files , etc.
> What about an iq to a JID to retrieve it's file sharing pubsub channel 
> , and then subscribe to it ?
> Regards,
> Mridul
> Chris Mullins wrote:
>> File sharing is great, but I want more:
>> 1 – I want notifications when a list of files changes
>> 2 – I want notifications when a new version of a file is posted
>> 3 – I want to be able to control who can see what
>> 4 – I want it to be very easy to share files
>> 5 – I want to manage roles and such of people
>> These all mean PEP. Doing this “the hard way” using IQ means we’re 
>> missing out on a ton of very desirable functionality. We don’t need 
>> to store the actual files in PEP (god forbid!) , but all the relevant 
>> data should be in there. We can then store links to where the files 
>> can be downloaded.
>> -- 
>> Chris Mullins

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