On Tue, Jun 14, 2005 at 11:48:37PM +0100, Richard Dobson wrote:
> >There was also another spec which dealt in this sort of stuff which
> >preceded yours:
> >http://www.jabber.org/jeps/jep-0070.html >
> Yes I know
> >It might even work better for this sort of simple web commenting thing.
> >actually I wonder why a new JEP was created instead of adding new use
> >to the existing one. I guess it doesn't matter though, since they were
> >deferred in the end anyway...
> The thing is they work in fundamentally different ways and simply adding
> use cases will not allow JEP-0070 work in the way JEP-0101 does, JEP-0070
> requires that the web server be tied to a jabber server for it to work
> which creates some serious scalability and security concerns which are
> especially problematic for web farms, whereas JEP-0101 allows the jabber
> (ticket serving) component to be completely separated from the webserver.
> JEP-0101 also potensially means less network roundtrips in the jabber layer
> as the client can use the same ticket across multiple websites and pages
> without having to re-request it, overall JEP-0101 is a much more scalable
> and efficient solution.
Maybe we need to have a debate on the relative merits of these proposals
at some point, since functionality of this kind could make possible some