[standards-jig] Genicons JEP
dave at dave.tj
Wed Apr 24 20:41:13 UTC 2002
Okay, I guess somebody's gotta start working on a JEP to represent
emoticons/genicons using real XML ... any volunteers?
Dave Cohen <dave at dave.tj>
Adam Theo wrote:
> Hello, all.
> As many of you know, there has been a heated discussion about emoticons
> on the JDev list. I began a JEP to present how I think it should be
> done, as part of my new Jabber Client Guidelines project
> [http://www.theoretic.com/index.cgi?Jabber_Client_Guidelines]. It began
> as a textstring-based method using a double-colon convention (::foo::)
> to avoid any conflicts with namespaces yet still have the text
> meaningful to non-emoticon clients.
> I recently came to the conclusion that the beer mugs, moons, and hearts
> that have been discussed on the list have little to do with "emoticons".
> Emoticons are emotion-oriented ASCII art that are often interpreted as
> small graphics, whereas the icons being discussed were often of the new
> MSN variety, being non-emotive and instead having to do with generic
> items or objects. Because I do not want to use the term "emoticon"
> misleadingly, I have coined a new term for these non-emotive graphics:
> genicons, for generic icons, instead of emotive icons. They are siblings
> to emoticons.
> The name change doesn't solve the issue, though, so they still need to
> be standardized. I have begun a JEP to standardize genicons for english
> Jabber clients
> It is still very much in flux, since I am migrating my work on emoticons
> over to genicons, but I would like everyone to know I am working on it,
> and to display what little I have so far. If you wish to help, simply
> edit any of the pages. I'll go through and re-arrange and tidy up as
> needed, so go ahead and just jot your thoughts down. BTW, the website is
> a Wiki, so anyone is free to come in and improve things. Follow the
> instructions near the top of the page to work the Wiki.
> Thanks, all.
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