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== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==
   
At its core, XMPP is a technology for streaming XML over a network. The protocol, which emerged from the Jabber open-source community in 1999, was originally designed to provide an open, secure, decentralized alternative to consumer-oriented instant messaging (IM) services like ICQ, AIM, and MSN. The core technologies were formalized under the name Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) at the IETF in 2004. These core technologies include:
 
At its core, XMPP is a technology for streaming XML over a network. The protocol, which emerged from the Jabber open-source community in 1999, was originally designed to provide an open, secure, decentralized alternative to consumer-oriented instant messaging (IM) services like ICQ, AIM, and MSN. The core technologies were formalized under the name Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) at the IETF in 2004. These core technologies include:
   
* The base XML streaming layer
 
* The base XML streaming layer
 
* Channel encryption using Transport Layer Security (TLS)
 
* Channel encryption using Transport Layer Security (TLS)
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== Specifications ==
 
== Specifications ==
   
The core XMPP technologies are defined in two RFCs published by the IETF:
 
The core XMPP technologies are defined in two RFCs published by the IETF:
   
* RFC 3920: XMPP Core
 
* RFC 3920: XMPP Core
 
* RFC 3921: XMPP IM
 
* RFC 3921: XMPP IM
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These RFCs are currently undergoing revision based on implementation and deployment experience since 2004. The revised versions are available at <http://xmpp.org/internet-drafts/>.
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These RFCs are currently undergoing revision based on implementation and deployment experience since 2004. The revised versions are available at http://xmpp.org/internet-drafts/.
    
== Implementations ==
 
== Implementations ==
   
There are many implementations of the core XMPP specifications. See the following pages for details:
 
There are many implementations of the core XMPP specifications. See the following pages for details:
   
* Clients
 
* Clients
 
* Servers
 
* Servers
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== Discussion Venues ==
 
== Discussion Venues ==
   
The XMPP Standards Foundation maintains several email discussion lists about the core XMPP technologies. The primary list is the "standards@xmpp.org" list. As with all XSF technology lists, the standards@xmpp.org list is open to all interested individuals.
 
The XMPP Standards Foundation maintains several email discussion lists about the core XMPP technologies. The primary list is the "standards@xmpp.org" list. As with all XSF technology lists, the standards@xmpp.org list is open to all interested individuals.
   
* Info page and subscription information
 
* Info page and subscription information
 
* Subscribe via email
 
* Subscribe via email
 
* Discussion archives
 
* Discussion archives
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