[Standards] Proposed XMPP Extension: Data Element

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Mon Nov 12 22:01:22 UTC 2007

Rachel Blackman wrote:
> On Nov 9, 2007, at 3:55 PM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>> Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>>> XMPP Extensions Editor wrote:
>>>> The XMPP Extensions Editor has received a proposal for a new XEP.
>>>> Title: Data Element
>>>> Abstract: This document specifies a method for including small bits
>>>> of binary data in an XMPP stanza via the data: URL scheme.
>>>> URL: http://www.xmpp.org/extensions/inbox/data-element.html
>>> See, that was easy, wasn't it? ;-)
>> And there's always http://wiki.jabber.org/index.php/XHTML_Inband_Images
>> too (I haven't looked at that in a while, but we might want a way to
>> refer to the <data/> element from within the same stanza via a sid of
>> some kind).
> In the XHTML-IM body:
> <img cid='1'/>
> ...and then within the same message stanza...
> <data cid='1' src='data:image/png;base64,LOTSOFBASE64STUFFHERE'/>

I don't see an attribute 'cid' in the HTML/XHTML specs. I think we'd
need to do this:

<img src='cid:somelongcid at shakespeare.lit'/>


<data cid='somelongcid at shakespeare.lit'


Peter Saint-Andre

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