[JDEV] Avatar Spec

temas temas at box5.net
Thu Sep 13 18:55:21 CDT 2001

On Thu, 2001-09-13 at 12:45, Jens Alfke wrote:
> On Wednesday, September 12, 2001, at 09:39 PM, temas wrote:
> > After our conference today we've wrapped up what will become a JEP
> > presented to the council for avatars in jabber.
> The changes to the previous draft are:
> * Expressed requirements and recommendations about the dimensions of the 
> avatar pictures.
> * Missing jabber:x:avatar in presence does _not_ mean to delete the 
> picture.
> * Clarified that clients should query the resource first, then if that 
> fails go to the public XML storage.
> > We've already
> > identified many future issues, and begun to think about how to implement
> > and fix them, but this will serve as the current standard.
> The future-directions stuff involves browsing. At a minimum it would be 
> good to be able to browse a resource to determine whether it is 
> providing an avatar (so you don't have to send it queries), and in the 
> future it might be better to use "live browsing" to push avatars to 
> interested subscribers without having to add the hash to the presence 
> tag that all subscribers see. Live browsing is still in a pretty 
> embryonic state, however, so it's too early to start using it.
> I've got avatar support in my client now; it only took a few days to do. 
> I'll try to find some time to add a description to my Client Developer 
> Cheat Sheet.
> --Jens
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I'm pleased to say I got the JEP for avatars finished today and
submitted to the JEP editor (stpeter).  It should be up soon.


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