Re: [xmpp] message size

Ashley Ward <ashley.ward@surevine.com> Thu, 06 March 2014 14:44 UTC

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Subject: Re: [xmpp] message size
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On 6 Mar 2014, at 14:40, Kevin Smith <kevin@kismith.co.uk> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 2:35 PM, Ashley Ward <ashley.ward@surevine.com> wrote:
>> On 6 Mar 2014, at 14:28, Dave Cridland <dave@cridland.net> wrote:
>> 
>>> You're saying to include, pre-encrypt, something like <spacer:junk xmlns:spacer='urn:...'>123465</spacer> in the plaintext order to defeat message size analysis of the ciphertext?
>> 
>> It's XML - you could always just use <!-- --> comments or whitespace.
> 
> Comments are slightly problematic, on account of being illegal.

True - I often forget that XMPP isn’t entirely XML compliant!

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Ash