[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:

> 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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