[JDEV] More avatar thoughts

Thomas Charron tcharron at ductape.net
Tue Sep 4 12:46:00 CDT 2001

Quoting Jens Alfke <jens at mac.com>:
> Thanks. Could you update this to include the support for public-XML 
> access, since I think there is consensus that this is a good thing? (We
> do need to settle on a namespace for it; I suggest "jaber:iq:avatar" or
> is the intentional misspelling going to cause confusion?)

  I think it was accidental..  8-P  Either that, or done intentionally so the 
server would store it without requiring a module.. 8-P

> Oog. I strongly dislike this idea, primarily because OOB is still not 
> fully worked out — I've heard all kinds of workarounds to the 
> firewall/NAT issue but none of them are really ready for prime time yet
> as far as I can tell. Also, it seems like a waste to me to have to fire
> up an HTTP micro-server, open a socket, potentially negotiate transfer
> directions or contact a relay server, etc. ... just to transfer a damn
> 2kbyte JPEG. Sure, I agree that the Jabber server shouldn't be in the 
> business of transferring everyone's MP3 files around, but for tiny 
> little stuff like this I don't see the overhead as significant.

  Yea, gotta agree here..  OOB is probrably the wrong direction.  I can 
understand SUPPORTING it in the future, but the preliminary shouldn't be OOB..

Thomas Charron
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