[Standards] switching between BOSH and TCP?

Fabio Forno fabio.forno at gmail.com
Mon Mar 31 18:01:13 UTC 2008

On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 7:53 PM, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:
>  >
>  > The current situation is a mess.  While XEP-198 has a high XEP number, the
>  > concept is many years old, and when it was first introduced there was little
>  > interest and the council rejected the proposal.  It didn't see the light
>  > until seventy-four XEPs after BOSH, and during that period developers
>  > realized that maintaining TCP connectivity can be a problem and that BOSH
>  > solves the problem.  Complete disaster.  Now there is interest in promoting
>  > HTTP as the best transport for XMPP?  How in the holy hell did this
>  > happen? :)
>  It didn't. :)

I think it happened because until recently nobody really tried to use
XMPP over unreliable channels, an now we're using the only approach
that is working


Fabio Forno, Ph.D.
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