[Standards] Proposed XMPP Extension: Jingle HTTP Transport Method

Kim Alvefur zash at zash.se
Wed Aug 26 14:48:41 UTC 2015


On 2015-08-26 16:36, Evgeny Khramtsov wrote:
> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:44:30 +0000 (UTC)
> XMPP Extensions Editor <editor at xmpp.org> wrote:
> 
>> The XMPP Extensions Editor has received a proposal for a new XEP.
>>
>> Title: Jingle HTTP Transport Method
>>
>> Abstract: This specification defines two Jingle transport methods for
>> establishing HTTP connections for either uploading or downloading
>> data.
>>
>> URL: http://xmpp.org/extensions/inbox/jingle-http-transport.html
>>
>> The XMPP Council will decide in the next two weeks whether to accept
>> this proposal as an official XEP.
>>
> 
> I have several question on the XEP:
> 
> 1) How is it possible to get several URLs during HTTP Upload? For
> example, an HTTP server may generate previews and return
> them with the main URL. This is done in a lot of pics hostings and is
> very handy for a client.

Didn't Jingle File Transfer support transfer of multiple files?

> 2) How is it possible to offer HTTP Download (see 7.1) with multiple
> files and some of those are thumbnails? So, for example, a receiving
> entity sees a thumbnail first and downloads the original content if she
> likes it.

As for sending a thumbnail, there is a XEP for that:
http://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0264.html

> 3) How this XEP can be combined with MUC? Let's say a client did HTTP
> Upload, how will it share the URL in MUC? Will it use procedures from
> 7.1 directly to MUC room jid?
> 4) How this XEP can be used when a user wants to share an HTTP Uploaded
> URI with an offline contact?
> 
> I don't see this XEP resolves any of these.

Some of those are things that could be described in different XEPs that
may or may not have been written yet.


-- 
Kim "Zash" Alvefur

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