[Standards] Inband Images

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Wed Mar 28 02:44:24 UTC 2007

Andreas Monitzer wrote:
> On Mar 26, 2007, at 20:10, JD Conley wrote:
>> 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.
> Wouldn't it be easier to just use a data-url for the image? That already 
> works with the current xhtml-xmpp spec.
> (only for small images, though, but this would be ideal for emoticons)

Something that's ideal for small images is what we're looking for IMHO. 
Did you ever write up your data-url approach on the wiki or in a post to 
the list?


Peter Saint-Andre
XMPP Standards Foundation

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