[Summit] [Standards] XMPP the future of whiteboarding

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Fri Jun 20 13:58:53 CDT 2008

On 06/20/2008 12:53 PM, Dietrich Ayala wrote:
> This is an example of shared whiteboarding by syncing the DOM of an
> SVG fragment over XMPP. I thought it was neat because it piggybacked
> on pre-existing Web technologies.
> http://hyperstruct.net/2007/2/24/xml-sync-islands-let-the-web-sharing-begin
> What are the relevant XEPs or other specs in this space right now?

Well, we basically have two competing approaches:

1. Shared XML Editing with SVG:


This is the approach taken by the Psi project (GSoC project a year or
two ago) and it could be harmonized with Coccinella and some other
open-source projects, I think.

2. A dedicated whiteboarding protocol developed and used by some folks
in the U.S. military:



Peter Saint-Andre

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