[jdev] web presence

Richard Dobson richard at dobson-i.net
Thu Mar 9 04:47:57 CST 2006

> It would be good if we had standardized methods for embedding presence
> information in web pages. For example, I'd like to be able to point to
> the following image file and have it show my presence:
> <img src='http://www.jabber.org/users/stpeter.png'/>
> Granted there are challenges here:
> 1. Needs to be opt-in (no presence leaking)
Have it as a contact on the users roster which represents the presence 
service, if that contact can see the users presence the user is opting in.
> 2. User needs a way to choose icon set (if there's a choice)
x:data forms seems like a perfect fit here
> 3. Jabber server and web server need to share information
Easiest way for this would be for them both to share a database of 
presence information with a jabber component keeping it up to date.
> 4. Would not be dynamic (that would require an xmpp: URI)
> At the jabber.org domain, #3 is a bit of a pain (the web server and
> jabber server are on different machines), but the challenge seems to be
> surmountable.
> Other IM systems have this and it's one of those cool features that end
> users really like. So what's holding us back? What's needed to make this
> happen?
Nothings holding us back this has been available for quite some time in 
various forms on jabber.


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