[Standards] Inband Images

Mridul mridul at sun.com
Mon Mar 26 18:55:22 UTC 2007

Rachel Blackman wrote:
>>>> 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...
> Is this still valid, though, with SI/s5b being potentially deprecated in 
> favor of Jingle?  The concept's sound, yes, but if the underlying 
> technology is deprecated the concept may need to be reworked using 
> Google's Jingle FT stuff.
> --Rachel Blackman <rcb at ceruleanstudios.com>
> Trillian Messenger - http://www.trillianastra.com/

FT through jingle would not address usecases where one/both users are 
behind firewalls which prevent these type of traffic, multicasting 
files, etc : so it wont be a good idea to deprecate them in favor of jingle.


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