[Standards] NEW: XEP-0227 (Portable Import/Export Format for XMPP-IM Servers)

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Thu Aug 9 15:34:04 UTC 2007

Magnus Henoch wrote:
> Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at jabber.org> writes:
>> Why does this document specify an XML namespace? It doesn't seem
>> necessary to namespace the content.
> Indeed, not for its own sake; I was thinking about external tools that
> might want to identify the file, or embed it into some other document.

Sure, there's no harm, I was just curious. :)

>> Also the files could get very large (think about export of information
>> for all 250,000+ users of the jabber.org server). In the XMPP Council
>> meeting, Ralph Meijer suggested the use of XInclude to reduce the file
>> size. YMMV. :)
> Hm… that could work just as well as defining a strict directory
> structure.  I guess not all XMPP-IM servers have a complete XInclude
> implementation, but that could be "solved" by a few SHOULD NOTs in the
> XEP, I think.

OK, that makes sense.

Feel free to pull the source from SVN and send me an updated version:


Or poke me off-list and I can give you SVN access.


Peter Saint-Andre

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