[jdev] Question about JEP-0084 (avatars)

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Fri Mar 17 10:30:56 CST 2006


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Jason Tucker wrote:
> The process flow for JEP-0084 shows a client creating both a metadata
> and data node, and then publishing their avatar to the data node.
> Optionally, they can also publish to an HTTP URL.
> 
> My question: is there any reason why a client couldn't skip the data
> node and *only* publish to the HTTP URL? If so, is it even necessary to
> create the data node if nothing gets published to it? I want to avoid
> taxing XMPP server resources by offloading the avatar storage to a
> seperate web server, and I'm wondering if this is a viable alternative.

Not all end users have PUT access to web servers.

JEP-0084 needs to be updated in a pretty big way to reflect changes to
JEP-0060 (see JEP-0163), I've been waiting until version 1.8 of JEP-0060
is published.

Peter

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Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation
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