[Standards] Multicast Working Group

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Fri Mar 14 00:20:30 UTC 2008

Tobias Markmann wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm very interested in multicasting for the XMPP world. Since last
> summer, more precisely Google Summer of Code, badlop has pointed out
> several bugs[1] which might need improvement in the XEP. In addition
> to that I suggested some protocol addition which could even reduce the
> traffic more. Advanced multicasting is very important for XMPP because
> it'll help increasing overall stability a lot. Here a short list of
> improvements XMPP world could get from improved multicasting:
> - decrease of overall stanzas from MUCs and PubSubs
>    * thus decrease of traffic
>    * decrease of computation time needed for XML parsing
> - adding email like multicast features on client side
> To come to the point, I'm looking for people interesting moving this
> XEP, XEP-0033, forward and get it wider deployed, on either side,
> client and server. Everyone who is interested in building a working
> group is welcome to leave a message or feedback. I plan real time
> meetings in some MUC once a week or two weeks.

Based on feedback I have received from implementors, I think that
XEP-0033 may be something that we want to replace, not improve. I will
try to have a counter-proposal soon.

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