The current methods for file transfers include basic meta data about the file being offered (name, size, and date). There currently is no way to provide an image thumbnail for files such as photos.
This documents defines a way to include a thumbnail image as an additional metadata in a file transfer.
When a client wishes to supply a thumbnail in a transfer offer, it can do so by including an extra <thumbnail/> element as show in the following exaples.
The receiver MAY now request the data using the protocol defined in XEP-0231.
The following attributes are defined for the <thumbnail/> element.
|cid||A Content-ID that can be mapped to a cid: URL as specified in RFC 2111 . The 'cid' value SHOULD be of the form email@example.com, where the "algo" is the hashing algorithm used (e.g., "sha1" for the SHA-1 algorithm as specified in RFC 3174 ) and the "hash" is the hex output of the algorithm applied to the binary data itself.||REQUIRED|
|mime-type||The value of the 'mime-type' attribute MUST match the syntax specified in RFC 2045 . That is, the value MUST include a top-level media type, the "/" character, and a subtype; in addition, it MAY include one or more optional parameters (e.g., the "audio/ogg" MIME type in the example shown below includes a "codecs" parameter as specified in RFC 4281 ). The "type/subtype" string SHOULD be registered in the IANA MIME Media Types Registry , but MAY be an unregistered or yet-to-be-registered value.||RECOMMENDED|
|width||The intended display width of the thumbnail image. Used as a hint for the receiving client to prepare i.e. a dialog window.||OPTIONAL|
|height||The intended display height of the thumbnail image. Used as a hint for the receiving client to prepare i.e. a dialog window.||OPTIONAL|
The inclusion of an image thumbnail may leak information about a transfer otherwise taking place on an e2e encrypted file transfer stream. A client MAY wish to not include a thumbnail.
This document requires no interaction with the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) .
This specification defines the following XML namespace:
If the protocol defined in this specification undergoes a major revision that is not fully backward-compatible with an older version, or that contains significant new features, the XMPP Registrar shall increment the protocol version number found at the end of the XML namespaces defined herein, as described in Section 4 of XEP-0053.
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Split use-case section into "Introduction", "Requirements", and "Use case".
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