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Jabber XMPP Recognized

The Jabber Software Foundations' work on XMPP (eXtensible Messaging and Presence Protocol) has been recognized by the IETF. XMPP has been assigned several RFCs regarding the protocol and its usage as a messaging standard.

  • RFC 3920: Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP): Core -- The core XML streaming technology that powers Jabber applications, including advanced security and internationalization support.
  • RFC 3921: Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP): Instant Messaging and Presence -- Basic IM and presence extensions, including contact lists, presence subscriptions, and whitelisting/blacklisting.
  • RFC 3922: Mapping the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) to Common Presence and Instant Messaging (CPIM) -- A mapping of XMPP to the IETF's abstract syntax for IM and presence.
  • RFC 3923: End-to-End Signing and Object Encryption for the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) -- An extension for interoperable, end-to-end security.

While the more well known names of Microsoft and Yahoo continue to battle over interoperability and connectivity between systems, Jabber continues to move forward in its effort to promote a single, open messaging protocol designed to remove the artificial barriers set in place by larger IM providers.