XMPP is an open-standard communications protocol. It can be used for instant messaging, but also for various other tasks which involve exchanging data between multiple entities. XMPP is a acronym for "Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol".

XMPP is based on XML and defined in RFC 6120 (XMPP-Core), RFC 6121 (Instant Messaging and Presence) and RFC 6122 (Address Format).

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