[Standards] Binary data over XMPP

Robin Redeker elmex at x-paste.de
Mon Nov 5 17:27:33 UTC 2007


On Mon, Nov 05, 2007 at 04:04:10PM +0100, Michal 'vorner' Vaner wrote:
> Hello
> 
> On Mon, Nov 05, 2007 at 02:45:05PM +0000, Dave Cridland wrote:
> > Another option would be to setup a distinct connection (and protocol) for 
> > routing blobs, and so send them through the server, yet not in-band. I'm 
> > not comfortable with this, because it means essentially duplicating all 
> > security information, and maintaining synchronization between two distinct 
> > streams.
> 
> Or make the connection blobs by default, and some blobs could contain
> complete XML documents, like this:
> lenght of first block
> <message to='bla'....>
> length of second block
> <iq ...>
> length of third block
> some binary data.
> 
> It is as much drastic approach as the blobs, it changes the protocol
> from the very basic ground. Furthermore, you can extract the stanza and
> feed it to any XML parser.

+1 for "real" protocol frames!

R



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