[JDEV] Two more avatar issues.
jens at mac.com
Thu Sep 6 18:07:00 CDT 2001
Two more thingies about the avatar proposal, which I have noticed today:
(1) The avatar picture stored in server public XML is, well, public.
Access cannot be restricted. This may be an issue for some people if
they want to use a photo of themselves but not let just anyone see it.
For example, I wouldn't put it above some loser to write an app that
browses all the accounts on a server, gets their pictures and displays
them all in window, just so he can send IMs to the cute chicks.
(2) I don't think avatars in conferences will work. You can send the
hash in your presence, but will it be possible for other people to get
the picture? The public XML storage definitely won't work for a nick
presentity, and what happens if someone sends an <iq> query directly to
a nick? Does it get routed to the real presentity or does the chatroom
reject it? Note all the "?"s -- the conference protocol is tricky and
ill-documented and I know it's being changed around as we speak.
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