[Standards] Proposed XMPP Extension: Jingle File Transfer Description Format

Scott Ludwig scottlu at google.com
Wed Feb 7 17:24:41 UTC 2007

Peter, can you articulate what the issue is for using HTTP for file transfer?

PseudoTCP is simply a way to get reliability on a UDP packet stream
(UDP is used because it can traverse NATs easily).

HTTP is actually quite flexible. There are many applications on the
web that are based on HTTP, people are familiar with the programming
model, and you can extrapolate other applications that can be built
with it.

On 2/7/07, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at jabber.org> wrote:
> That's a possibility. Though their HTTP over PseudoTCP over UDP stuff
> scares me a bit. :-)

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