[Standards] Binary data over XMPP

Michal 'vorner' Vaner vorner at ucw.cz
Mon Nov 5 16:41:01 UTC 2007


On Mon, Nov 05, 2007 at 04:24:17PM +0000, Richard Dobson wrote:
>> I strongly suspect, given the way the discussion is going, that we either 
>> have to consider framing everything - and that's a huge break from XMPP - 
>> or else we need an escape mechanism that works. Or, of course, we decide 
>> to give up and frame using XML as now, and use base64 to cope.
> Personally I think it would be better to do as someone already suggested 
> and have a separate connection for framed blobs that you maintain or 
> establish when needed to send those, sort of like XEP-0065, or why not just 
> use XEP-0065 itself??, and if the server you are using doesn't have a 
> XEP-0065 proxy then you can safely assume that the server administrators 
> don't want you sending lots of data through their server infrastructure.

You do not want to use 65 too much. If I skip the fact it is going to
get deprecated by jingle, probably, it is really heavy for small blobs,
like an icon or a funny image in a message. (Of course, it is the right
way for 1GB file you want to send).

Einstein argued that there must be simplified explanations of nature, because
God is not capricious or arbitrary.  No such faith comforts the software
                -- Fred Brooks

Michal 'vorner' Vaner
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