[Standards] Inband Images

JD Conley jd.conley at coversant.net
Mon Mar 26 18:10:10 UTC 2007

Using iri's like this is ideal IMHO.... It's very html/http-like (aka people are used to it) and leads to all kinds of interesting possibilities.
In our current implementation we use a long lived Inband-Bytestream for conversations and send the whole message in an IBB with the image encoded in-line. We call this a "DirectConnect" bytestream. It's a profile on 0095 for sending very large stanzas (any stanza) out of band from point to point.


From: standards-bounces at xmpp.org on behalf of Peter Saint-Andre
Sent: Mon 3/26/2007 10:26 AM
To: XMPP Extension Discussion List
Subject: Re: [Standards] Inband Images

Tomasz Sterna wrote:
> Dnia 16-03-2007, pia o godzinie 12:44 -0700, Rachel Blackman napisal(a):
>>>> Even if we don't do certification, we need to sort out some of
>> the 
>>>> growing incompatibilities; we already have clients who are adding 
>>>> their own mutant markup for sending images c2c embedded in 
>>>> messages, because we can't even seem to agree on a single c2c 
>>>> stream initiation system that would allow AIM-style 'direct 
>>>> connect' for sending images.
>>> Please name names (I'm a firm believer in public shaming), start a 
>>> thread about each feature we need to work on, and let's solve
>> these 
>>> problems.
>> I believe Coversant was examining ways to send images in messages.  
>> (JD?  Someone?)  I know I'm looking at options for in Astra.  
>> Ideally, I'd us to use the same thing, but if I don't, hey, I'll go 
>> with my own.  (Probably an 'img' element with a 'jhttp' protocol 
>> portion, referencing a file to be picked up over Google's Jingle-
>> based HTTP-FT thing.)
> Uhm...
> We've designed http://wiki.jabber.org/index.php/XHTML_Inband_Images over
> a year ago. ;-)

Heh, that is creative. :) Presumably we could use the same approach for
emoticons. Someone else proposed something quite similar recently for
emoticons but I don't think he posted it to the list...


Peter Saint-Andre
XMPP Standards Foundation

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