[Standards] Call for Experience: XEP-0066: Out of Band Data
christian.schudt at gmx.de
Wed Mar 21 11:32:01 UTC 2018
>> TL;DR: The purpose is/was to transfer files in case the receiver is offline.
> Given the primary mechanism in -66 is iq-based, I don’t think this is true, or I misunderstood your point.
Maybe you are right. It was just a guess, because someone asked for the purpose of 0066.
Because the uploaded file is persistent (at least for some time), I concluded that the purpose is for offline file transfer.
Maybe the intention was to use jabber:iq:oob, in case the recipient is online and fallback to jabber:x:oob, if the recipient is offline.
Clearly the intention was to have a basic file transfer mechanism, this is what it says for jabber:iq:oob.
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