[standards-jig] Jabber Icons (JEP-0038)

Adam Theo theo at theoretic.com
Thu Jul 18 18:14:11 UTC 2002

I have a couple of issues to ask about that have been brought up OOB.

First, does Jabber itself and XML processors in general preserve the 
order of XML children nodes? If so, then I am considering removing the 
<alt> tag and simply having any number greater than 1 of <text> tags, 
and say the first one is the one the client should use to create the 
text strings. If order is not kept, then perhaps I should create an 
attribute that if the value is true, denotes that text string as the one 
to be used when creating icons from scratch. This is because I'm 
thinking both <alt> and <text> tags are a bit messy, and would like to 
simplify the spec a bit more.

Second, how about allowing multiple <author> elements? Seems OK to me, 
but wanted to get some feedback on it.

Third, how should the spec and implimentations handle case sensitivity? 
For example, should ::yes:: and ::Yes:: be handled the same way by clients?

Should the icondef.xml file have one of those <?xml> tags at the very top?

Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> I've received and published a new JEP from Adam Theo regarding emoticons
> and "genicons". Before you dismiss it out of hand because you think the
> topic is trivial, I must say I think Adam has performed a valuable public
> service by putting this together even though emoticons is not his favorite
> topic. You can find the JEP here:
> http://www.jabber.org/jeps/jep-0038.html

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