[standards-jig] Jabber Icons (JEP-0038)
michael at aurora.gen.nz
Thu Jul 18 09:19:10 UTC 2002
> Is this JEP a serious proposal or a quick writeup of ideas?
> Section 2, Requirements: "The convention must be a "here and now"
> solution, relying only on what the Jabber protocol currently has."
> Does this mean the specification will change or is it waiting to be
> voted on by the foundation/council/whatever?
> A few quick questions:
> - Why only support PNG? Is there a _serious_ reason for this? What
> about MNG? JPG? GIF? etc.
Is there any point using JPEG compression on something that small? Either
way, if we are going to start supporting proprietary/patented formats, then
I put my vote in for .ico format...since it can contain different versions
of the same icon at different resolutions and colour depths.
> - How does one client retrieve the iconset that is being used by
> another person? Or should someone's own iconset be used even to display
> icons in incoming messages? (does that sentence make sence? ;-) )
Iconsets are specific to your client. They are not specific to a particular
message. They will (probably) be displayed differently at the recievers end
than they were at the senders end.
> - Where are the example icon sets?
You offering to make one? :-)
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