[Standards] Call for Experience: XEP-0066: Out of Band Data

Daniel Gultsch daniel at gultsch.de
Thu Mar 8 09:42:35 UTC 2018

Yes transferring files would make sense and the name of the xep kinda
indicates that this might be the purpose. However the XEP goes on
describing itself as a way to communicate all kind of URIs. And I have seen
clients doing this in the wild (=when ever the user enters and sends some
kind of Uri the client would generate a xoob tag)

On Mar 8, 2018 10:25, "Christian Schudt" <christian.schudt at gmx.de> wrote:

> > However I'm not really sure what the intended purpose of this XEP is
> > and if we still have a use case for that purpose.
> I understood the purpose as follows:
> a) You upload some file to a server (nowadays you could also use XEP-363).
> b) You send a message to a contact with XEP-0066.
> c) Contact downloads the uploaded file.
> The advantage over SI File Transfer is that a file can be sent also in
> offline case.
> The end user experience should be the same for all methods of file
> transfer (SI, Jingle, OOB):
> - Inform the receiver about an incoming file.
> - Receiver can choose to accept it.
> - It should be transparent to the user, if the sender used SI, Jingle or
> OOB, e.g. if the file is streamed from an URL (XEP-0066) or from the sender
> directly.
> TL;DR: The purpose is/was to transfer files in case the receiver is
> offline.
> -- Christian
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