[OTR-dev] Fragmenting proposal
ian at cypherpunks.ca
Wed Dec 15 16:27:35 EST 2004
On Wed, Dec 15, 2004 at 01:20:40PM -0800, jbash at velvet.com wrote:
> I haven't read the spec; is there a maximum length for an OTR message?
There isn't. [Well, something involving 2^32, I suppose.]
> I also don't know the Gaim API; does it give you an unambiguous
> "that was too long" indication?
That's one of the big problems. The sending of the message *doesn't*
fail. But at some unknown time in the future, the network may send you
back a message saying "you recently sent a message that was too big,
loser". [And I'm pretty sure gaim plugins don't even *get* to see that
I'd like to leave deciding what fragment size to use up to the
application (i.e. not specify it in the Protocol document), if possible.
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