HTTP over XMPP transport

Allows to transport HTTP communication over XMPP peer-to-peer networks.

Discover HOXT support


Before using this extension you must ensure that your counterpart supports it also.


Once you have your ServiceDiscoveryManager you will be able to discover information associated with an XMPP entity. To discover the information of a given XMPP entity send discoverInfo(entityID) to your ServiceDiscoveryManager where entityID is the ID of the entity. The message discoverInfo(entityID) will answer an instance of DiscoverInfo that contains the discovered information.


In this example we can see how to check if the counterpart supports HOXT:

// Obtain the ServiceDiscoveryManager associated with my XMPPConnection
ServiceDiscoveryManager discoManager = ServiceDiscoveryManager.getInstanceFor(connection);
// Get the information of a given XMPP entity
DiscoverInfo discoInfo = discoManager.discoverInfo("");
// Check if room is HOXT is supported

IQ exchange


You can use IQ's to perform HTTP requests and responses. This is applicable to relatively short requests and responses (due to limitation of XMPP message size).


First you need to register a PacketListener to be able to handle intended IQs.

For the HTTP client you:


In this example we are HTTP client, so we send request (POST) and handle the response:

// create a request body
String urlEncodedMessage = "I_love_you";

// create request
HttpOverXmppReq req = new HttpOverXmppReq(HttpMethod.POST, "/mailbox");

// prepare headers
Set<Header> set = new HashSet<Header>();
set.add(new Header("Host", ""));
set.add(new Header("Content-Type", "application/x-www-form- urlencoded"));
set.add(new Header("Content-Length", Integer.toString(urlEncodedMessage.length())));
req.setHeaders(new HeadersExtension(set));

// provide body or request (not mandatory, - empty body is used for GET)
AbstractHttpOverXmpp.Text child = new AbstractHttpOverXmpp.Text(urlEncodedMessage);
AbstractHttpOverXmpp.Data data = new AbstractHttpOverXmpp.Data(child);

// add to

// send it
connection.sendIqWithResponseCallback(req, new PacketListener() {
   public void processPacket(Stanza packet) {
		HttpOverXmppResp resp = (HttpOverXmppResp) iq;
		// check HTTP response code
		if (resp.getStatusCode() == 200) {
			// get content of the response
			NamedElement child = resp.getData().getChild();
			// check which type of content of the response arrived
			if (child instanceof AbstractHttpOverXmpp.Xml) {
				// print the message and anxiously read if from console ;)
				System.out.println(((AbstractHttpOverXmpp.Xml) child).getText());
			} else {
				// process other AbstractHttpOverXmpp.DataChild subtypes