[JDEV] More avatar thoughts

Jens Alfke jens at mac.com
Tue Sep 4 17:07:00 CDT 2001

On Tuesday, September 4, 2001, at 12:03 PM, Dave Waite wrote:

> Its really just a unique text string - why does 'jabber:x:avatar' make 
> more sense than any other string, other than habit?

I'm not an XML expert, but I thought that to ensure uniqueness, XML 
namespaces were supposed to be managed hierarchically, like package 
names in Java. In any case there needs to be some convention to avoid 
having 3rd party extensions collide with namespaces that are part of the 
Jabber standard protocol. This is what I assume the "jabber:" prefix is 

Since we can't use that with public XML storage, I think we should use 
some other top level name that will be reserved for the Jabber standard 
protocol. Just "storage" seems overly vague to me. Maybe "jabberstorage"?


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