[Standards] File hosting XEP?

Kevin Smith kevin at kismith.co.uk
Thu Aug 16 08:18:02 UTC 2012


On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 8:52 AM, Sergey Dobrov <binary at jrudevels.org> wrote:
> On 08/15/2012 09:15 PM, jefry.reyes at gmail.com wrote:
>> I deem blogging a necessary feature and I want to implement it (show me
>> your client I would like to see how you are doing). Thinking about the
>> implementation the subject of attaching files came up and Out of Band
>> data transfer looked like the best solution.
>>
>> There are a lot of benefits to Out of Bound:
>>
>> * You don't have to modify existing servers (this is a big plus!)
>>
>> * You get to use existing file hosting services (there are a lot and can
>> provide for more space than xmpp servers)
>>
>> * You don't have to introduce a new XEP
>>
>
> * You can't unify the uploading process. Or do you know the protocol
> which allows you to upload files and obtain the link for it in the
> unified way?
>
> * You are depends on the third-party services and can't guarantee
> anything to your users.

The buddycloud people have been working on this problem and have, I
think, running code - although I know none of the details.

/K



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