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An Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) Subprotocol for WebSocket (RFC7395) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239339D
Original Publication Date: 2014-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Oct-31
Document File: 36 page(s) / 37K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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L. Stout: AUTHOR [+3]


To date, applications using the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) (see [RFC6120] and [RFC6121]) on the Web have made use of Bidirectional-streams Over Synchronous HTTP (BOSH) (see [XEP-0124] and [XEP-0206]), an XMPP binding to HTTP. BOSH is based on the HTTP "long polling" technique, and it suffers from high transport overhead compared to XMPP's native binding to TCP. In addition, there are a number of other known issues with long polling [RFC6202] that have an impact on BOSH-based systems.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                     L. Stout, Ed. Request for Comments: 7395                                          &yet Category: Standards Track                                     J. Moffitt ISSN: 2070-1721                                                  Mozilla                                                               E. Cestari                                                         cstar industries                                                             October 2014

   An Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) Subprotocol for                                WebSocket


   This document defines a binding for the Extensible Messaging and    Presence Protocol (XMPP) over a WebSocket transport layer.  A    WebSocket binding for XMPP provides higher performance than the    current HTTP binding for XMPP.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on    Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

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 Stout, et al.                Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7395                   XMPP over WebSocket              October 2014

 Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................2

   2. Terminology .....................................................3

   3. XMPP Subprotocol .....................